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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Washington State Patrol conducts emphasis patrols through August

Focus on speeding, distracted and impaired drivers


August 17, 2023

PULLMAN — The Washington State Patrol (WSP) started conducting traffic safety emphasis patrols Thursday, August 10, continuing through August 20 as Washington State University (WSU) students return to Pullman for the fall semester.

District 4 troopers in Whitman and Adams counties will focus on speeding, distracted, impaired driving and other collision-causing violations during the emphasis patrols.

A press release from WSP states that speeding remains a major cause of collisions across the state, with District 4 seeing fatality collisions up 93 percent this year compared to 2022.


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