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WSP cracks down on distracted drivers this weekend.
Put down your cellphone while driving!

A driver texts while waiting to get on Interstate 405 in Kirkland last summer. Credit: Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times

“Washington State Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers this weekend; know what’s legal and what isn’t”

Put down your phone!

The Washington State Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers around the state during an emphasis patrol Friday through Sunday.

The state is on a mission to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2030 and, to that end, has launched a number of public-safety and education initiatives aimed at changing drivers’ behaviors.

Distracted driving causes 30% of statewide traffic fatalities and 23% of all serious injury collisions in Washington, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission,” by Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times. Read more

Posted by Steve on June 22, 2019 at 12:03 am | Permalink

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