Nov 2015 23

Include a Safe and Sober Ride Home in Your Holiday Festivities

The following news release is a sample of the release sent to Yakima and Klickitat Counties. Localized releases were sent statewide. Yakima and Klickitat Counties, WA – The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) would like to remind Washingtonians to plan ahead and use alternative transportation a[...]

Oct 2015 29

Report Examines Marijuana Positive Drivers Involved in Deadly Crashes

Olympia, WA – Since Washington legalized the adult use of recreational marijuana, many have asked the Washington Traffic Safety Commission how this change may impact traffic safety. The Commission took the first step toward understanding the issue by releasing a new report today providing a detailed examination of marijuana positive drivers invol[...]

Aug 2015 19

Marijuana Increased in 2014 as a Factor in Deadly Crashes

Olympia, WA – Newly released data from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) shows that marijuana is increasing as a factor in deadly crashes. The number of drivers involved in deadly crashes who tested positive for marijuana increased 48 percent from 2013 to 2014. “We have seen marijuana involvement in fatal crashes remain steady [...]

Mar 2015 30

"U Drive. U Text. U Pay." campaign to begin in April

“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign to begin in April   Olympia, WA – For the second year in a row, more than 100 law enforcement agencies in Washington State will be cracking down on distracted drivers as part of the national distracted driving enforcement campaign. Between April 1 and April 15, high visibility enforcement effort[...]

Mar 2015 26

Toward Zero Deaths - TZD

WASHINGTON D.C. - The National Strategy on Highway Safety, calledToward Zero Deaths (TZD), was officially rolled out today nationwide. The TZD plan providescountermeasures in education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS) for organizations, businesses and individuals to reduce deaths on our roadways from over 33,000 each y[...]

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