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.