May 2018 09

EXTRA SEAT BELT ENFORCEMENT

Most Washington Drivers Are Safe From Tickets Olympia, WA ~ Ninety-five percent of Washington drivers and passengers use their seat belts according to a new report from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. That leaves only five percent of people who might be subject to seat belt tickets during the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcem[...]



Apr 2018 23

Three Washington Women Wish They Hadn’t Won Traffic Safety Awards

Pictured from left: Gina Bagnariol-Benavides, Sister of Jody Bagnariol - Auburn, WA; Lavera Wade, Grandmother of Sam Thompson - Spokane Valley, WA; Tina Meyer, Mother of Cody Meyer - Arlington, WA OLYMPIA – They had suffered the ultimate loss. Three women lost loved ones in preventable car crashes and wanted to do anything they could to keep o[...]



Apr 2018 16

New Report Shows Multiple Drug Use Responsible for One in Four Washington Traffic Deaths in 2016

State traffic safety advocates advise caution as “420 Day” approaches, an unofficial celebration dedicated to cannabis Olympia – The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) released a report today on the significant increase of multiple drug (alcohol and other intoxicants), or poly-drug use, in drivers involved in deadly crashes. Dr[...]



Mar 2018 26

Washington Law Enforcement Steps Up Patrols for Distracted Driving

Cell phone use while driving increases risk of crashing by three times  Olympia, WA – On the road, off the phone—That’s the message from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) as they announce extra patrols focused on distracted driving, April 2-14, 2018. Statewide, over 150 law enforcement agencies will be out in force lookin[...]



Jan 2018 23

Distracted Driving Law Warning Period Ends

Washington Drivers Caught Using Phones While Driving Will Now Receive $136 Ticket Olympia, WA [January 23, 2018] – Today marks six-months since Governor Inslee signed the state’s new distracted driving law.  Washington State Patrol (WSP) has ended the grace period for Washington drivers caught using electronic devices while driving. State P[...]



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