Dec 2012 05

Washington drivers have attitudes, knowledge, and awareness

Statewide survey results released OLYMPIA, WA — Three quarters of surveyed Washington drivers thought they were likely to get a ticket for going 68 MPH on a freeway posted for 60 MPH. Over 90 percent thought they were likely to get arrested if they drove drunk. A third of drivers age 18-24 said they sent or received a text message or email while[...]



Nov 2012 09

Don’t Let a DUI Ruin Your Holidays – Drive Sober Ignition Interlocks, a DUI Penalty, are Costly

This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state. WALLA WALLA-ASOTIN-GARFIELD COUNTIES, WA — Lynn Ross spent more than $1,200 paying for the ignition interlock that he had to have installed on his Dodge truck as a result of a DUI conviction. The device is about the size of a cell phone with a tube for breath sam[...]



Oct 2012 12

Washington State Has Highest Seat Belt Use Rate in the Nation

97.5 Percent Rate is Tops This is a joint release from the Washington State Patrol and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. There is yet another sign that Washington drivers are doing the right thing. A newly-released federal report shows that Washington State had the highest seat belt use rate in the nation in 2011 at 97.5 percent. This m[...]



Sep 2012 21

2011 Sees Fewest Highway Collisions In a Decade

Drivers Making Good Choices, Crashing Less This is a joint release from the Washington State Patrol, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. (Olympia)—If you drive a vehicle in Washington, pat yourself on the back. Washington drivers are crashing their vehicles in lower numbers than at a[...]



Aug 2012 06

What To Do if You see a Suspected Drunk Driver

What are the telltale signs? This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state. August is a deadly month on Washington’s roadways. From 2006 – 2010, on average, more impaired driving deaths occurred in August than any other month.* That’s why between August 17 and September 3 extra officers will be looking for [...]



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