Operation Safe Driver Week Underway

The State Patrol says they will be conducting emphasis patrols through Saturday as part of Operation Safe Driver Week to help combat unsafe truck and car driving. Troopers will be watching for those who are speeding, driving distracted or aggressively along with failing to use a seatbelt, traveling too closely, improper lane changes and failure to obey traffic control devices. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission says that in 2016 51 people were killed and 118 people were seriously injured last year in accidents with trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds involved in 48 fatalities and 96 serious injury collisions.