Target Zero Teams have placed full-time Washington State Patrol DUI squads in King, Pierce, Snohomish, Yakima and Spokane counties. Local law enforcement officers joined the WSP teams on weekends and other common DUI times. These multi-jurisdictional squads focused their efforts on locations with the highest concentrations of DUI crashes.
During the first 24 months of this project (July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2012) in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties:
- TZT members contacted more than 34,000 motorists and arrested 6,693 DUI offenders.
- TZT arrests for DUI and tickets for speeding and seatbelt violations have resulted in over $14 million in fines and fees.
Based on the Federal Highway Administration’s fatality cost estimate, which includes societal costs, this project showed a 115:1 return on investment for the project funds.