Washington State Troopers conducting patrols on speeding and distracted driving starting today

Washington State Patrol WSP
Washington State Patrol

PULLMAN, Wash. —  The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will be conducting emphasis patrols starting today through Aug. 20 as Washington State University (WSU) students return to Pullman for the fall.

Drivers and motorists traveling to and from WSU will see an increased police presence on State Routes 26 & 195, and I-90 over the Snoqualmie Pass.

WSP says speeding is a major cause of collisions statewide.  Starting today troopers will closely monitor speed limits to prevent future roadway tragedies.

“Our primary mission is to ensure that everyone arrives back to school safely and without incident,” said WSP District 4 Commander Captain Jeff Otis.

All state and local officials will be working to ensure everyone’s safety for those traveling to and from Pullman.

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