Monday, February 1, 2016

Local Speed Emphasis Patrol Feb. 5

Here's your warning- on Feb. 5th, the Spokane Police Department, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, EWU Police Department, Airway Heights Police Department, and the Washington State Patrol will be participating in extra emphasis patrols focusing on speeding drivers.

Speeding drivers are involved in a crash every 30 minutes in Washington State, according to annual data. Speeding is the third-most common factor contributing to fatal and serious injury collisions. It is often combined with other dangerous behaviors such as aggressive driving, impairment by drugs or alcohol, and not wearing a seat belt.

The extra speed patrols bring public awareness to the issue. They will take place across the area so the best way to avoid a ticket is just to slow down. 

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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.