Dec 2013 31

Governor Inslee Signs 2013 Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Target Zero

Olympia – Governor Jay Inslee has approved and signed the 2013 update of Washington State’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Target Zero©. In 2000, Washington was the first state in the nation to set a very aggressive goal: zero traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Target Zero is a detailed roadmap that coordinates the efforts and fun[...]



Nov 2013 21

During the Holidays 49 Motorists will Die on Washington Roadways

Zero Traffic Deaths is the Target. Here are ways to Keep Your Family and Co-Workers Safe During the Holidays This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout Washington state. SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — Hopefully 2013 will be different than the last five holiday seasons. From 2008-2012, an average of 49 people died in traffic cr[...]



Sep 2013 27

Traffic Safety Documentary Wins Award

OLYMPIA, WA — A documentary, Traffic Safety Successes on the Colville Reservation, produced by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, received recognition from filmmakers. During the 37th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, California, the documentary won the award for Best Industrial earlier this month. Darrin Grondel, D[...]



Sep 2013 06

Results of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Announced

This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout Washington state. Kitsap County, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from August 16 through September 2. In Kitsap County, preliminary numbers show that 47 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving u[...]



Aug 2013 08

Law Enforcement Officers Know When You’re Driving Under the Influence

Local DUI Officers Credited For Saving Lives Everyday This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout Washington state. Grant-Adams Counties, WA — DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on our roads during 2012. That’s why between August 16 and September[...]



Jun 2013 13

Click it or Ticket Results ~ Pursuing Unbuckled AND Distracted Drivers ~ Announced Today Seat Belt Violators, Texters, Talkers and More Cited

Whatcom County, WA – Between May 20 and June 2 extra law enforcement patrolled Whatcom County roads looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers, and motorists using their cell phones or other electronic devices. During these patrols, 130 seatbelt infractions were written, in addition to 71 cell phone/texting or usage of other electronic device[...]



May 2013 13

In Pursuit of Unbuckled AND Distracted Drivers

“Click it or Ticket” Patrols Take on Texters and Talkers This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state. SPOKANE, WHITMAN, PEND OREILLE, AND FERRY COUNTIES, WA - Ever wonder why Washington has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the country? It is due, in large part, to the highly visible “Click It or T[...]



Mar 2013 26

“DRIVE 1st ARRIVE SAFE” Project Launches on March 27th

Yakima and Union Gap secure funding to help with dangerous roadways UNION GAP, WA – On Wednesday March 27th at 1:00pm at the corner of Old Town Road and 1st /Main Street, Mayors Micah Cawley and Roger Wentz will be joined by concerned citizens and local agencies to launch the Yakima-Union Gap Traffic Safety Project, a two year effort to improve[...]



Mar 2013 26

Traffic Safety Activist Nancy Mathews Dies at Age 70

ANACORTES, WA — Longtime traffic safety activist, Nancy Mathews, lost her battle with cancer on March 9, 2013 after being diagnosed in December. Nancy died in her home in Anacortes and was surrounded by family. Nancy was born January 6, 1943. She lived in Anacortes until attending the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. She moved to Renton and[...]



Mar 2013 05

Be Smart, Don’t Rely on Luck

Extra patrols out St. Patrick’s Day weekend This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state. Cowlitz County, WA – As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, remember finding a designated driver isn’t luck, it’s smart. Make sure you and your friends get home safely. The Cowlitz County Traffic Safety Task Force is re[...]



Mar 2013 04

Governor Reappoints Traffic Safety Commission Director

Darrin Grondel to continue position OLYMPIA, WA — Governor Jay Inslee reappointed Darrin T. Grondel as Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. Mr. Grondel has been a traffic safety professional for more than 21 years. “It is extremely humbling and a distinct honor and privilege to be asked to continue in this position working [...]



Jan 2013 03

Results of the State’s first-ever Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Announced

This is one sample of news releases customized by county throughout the state. LEWIS COUNTY, WA – The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013. In Lewis County, 52 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alco[...]



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