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Washington State Patrol to have extra patrols on Memorial Day weekend to emphasize traffic safety

We want drivers to know ahead of time that we will have extra Washington State Patrol Trooper’s, on top of those already working, looking for unsafe, impaired, speeding, aggressive and un-belted drivers on Memorial Day weekend.

We want drivers to know ahead of time that we will have extra Washington State Patrol Troopers, on top of those already working, looking for unsafe, impaired, speeding, aggressive and un-belted drivers.

We also plan to use our Washington State Patrol aircraft to monitor drivers from the air, day and night.

Applications being accepted for 2016 Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Career Camp

Applications are currently being accepted for the 39th Annual Washington State - Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp. Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement. The Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp will be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy.

Washington State Patrol reminds drivers to prepare for winter weather

Washington State patrol patch. Image courtesy of Washington State Patrol.

On Friday morning, December 4th, a Good Samaritan was struck and injured while exiting his SUV to check on the driver of a rolled over semi-truck along Eastbound I-90 at mile post 81. This is the second person hit along a state highway in the past three days. Both pedestrians were hit while checking on the occupants of rolled vehicles.

Washington State observes Drowsy Driving Awareness and Prevention Week

Drowsy driving is such an important issue it prompted Governor Jay Inslee to sign a proclamation urging citizens to understand the dangers of drowsy driving and to join him in observing National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week from November 1-8, 2015.

Our troopers see it and hear it all the time. A driver telling a trooper after a collision, “I don’t know what happened, I must have fallen asleep.” These types of collisions are more common than one might think and just as devastating and dangerous as speeding, drinking and driving, or not wearing seat belts.

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