Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Officer Typing Just Before Hitting Pedestrian

It turns out a Spokane police officer who hit and killed a pedestrian in his patrol car in January was typing a message into his onboard computer just before the crash. Spokane's police Ombudsman concluded that inattentive driving was a factor in the tragedy but agreed with prosecutors that no charges were warranted.

The Spokesman-Review has the story.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.