Stories tagged: speeding
Thu., June 1, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Oregon Senate backs use of red-light cameras to catch speeders
The Oregon Senate has approved a bill that would let cities use red-light cameras to also identify speeders.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 4:37 p.m.
NTSB: Train in New Jersey crash was going twice speed limit
A New Jersey Transit commuter train sped up and was going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed into Hoboken’s terminal last week, killing a woman on …
Fri., Sept. 30, 2016, 7 a.m.
Colfax speed trap the ultimate Cougar-catcher
Colfax, Washington has a reputation as speed trap for Cougar and Vandal fans heading to home games, but a police
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Sent to bad driver’s school: One Spokane writer learns her lessons
Rachel Toor is a Spokane writer and teacher at Eastern Washington University. She’s an admitted bad driver, and found she had a lot to learn at what she calls Bad …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 12:17 p.m.
Investigators determine speeding caused crash that killed two teens near Post Falls
Alcohol was not a factor in a crash that killed two teens on May 23 north of Post Falls, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office investigation found. Monte A. Thomson Jr., …
Thu., Aug. 4, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Speedy cyclists draw complaints on Centennial Trail
Park officials have a message for bicyclists on the Centennial Trail: Slow down.
Tue., July 26, 2016, 12:18 p.m.
Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash
The driver killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was traveling at 9 mph above the speed limit just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer, federal …
Mon., Nov. 16, 2015, 8:27 p.m.
Two cameras will start catching speeders near two Spokane schools on Tuesday
Starting Tuesday two cameras, one on Northwest Boulevard and one on Nevada, will issue warnings, but not citations, to vehicles that exceed the 20 mph school zone.
Thu., May 28, 2015
Protest targeting patrol cars draws warning from sheriff
A protest group’s plan to toss volleyballs in front of police cars to draw attention to what it considers a law enforcement cover-up in the death of a Spokane Valley …
Sun., March 29, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago “Dead Man’s Curve,” on the road to Palouse about 8 miles east of Colfax, claimed two new victims.
Wed., Sept. 3, 2014
Spokane police lieutenant cited for reckless driving in March
A Spokane police lieutenant is facing an internal investigation after he was cited by the Washington State Patrol in March for reckless driving during an apparent race on the freeway. …
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
In brief: Spokane man dies after Saturday accident near Newport
A Spokane man died Sunday after the car he was riding in Saturday night hit a ditch along state Highway 211 west of Newport, Wash. David Pitts, 56, was a …
Thu., Feb. 21, 2013
Police say car seen speeding before collision with SUV
A car that was seen speeding on North Ruby Street on Wednesday later hit another vehicle on a residential street, landing both wrecked vehicles in the front yard of a …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2012, 6:37 p.m.
2 killed in bicycle-motorcycle crash identified
A bicyclist and motorcyclist who died Saturday in a crash in the Millwood area have been identified as James Wilson, 46, and Jerrel I. Bailey-O’Neal, 22.
Mon., Oct. 24, 2011
Getting There: Survey finds speeders rely on ‘buffer zone’
A majority of drivers in Washington and Oregon believe they can get away with speeding as long as they don’t get too heavy with the lead foot. A new poll …
Mon., April 25, 2011
Honda model chosen as troopers’ new ride
Ninety years ago, the Washington State Patrol was formed with troopers riding Indian motorcycles. The iconic bikes were replaced in recent years with BMW motorcycles for the state’s 43 troopers …
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Getting There: Police plan extra patrols along U.S. 195
Drivers on U.S. Highway 195 from Interstate 90 to South Hatch Road ought to be extra careful over the next two years. Law enforcement officers last week said they plan …
Fri., April 9, 2010, 7:56 a.m.
Wash. law officers on hunt for speeders
Washington law enforcement agencies today are launching a crackdown on speeding with extra patrols being deployed by 153 agencies across the state.
Mon., Feb. 15, 2010
Speed, alcohol cited in deadly crash
A 19-year-old Spokane woman died Sunday when the car she was riding in crashed into a tree near 54th Avenue and Hatch Road on Spokane’s South Side.
Mon., Jan. 18, 2010
Secondary offense is a primary concern
Lawmakers convening in Olympia want to toughen laws on two types of illegal driving: speeding through school zones and talking on cell phone without a hands-free device. State Sen. Tracey …
Thu., April 10, 2008
Lawmaker caught speeding in school zone
BOISE – Oops. Sen. John Goedde, sponsor of the bill to sharply increase Idaho’s fines for speeding in school zones, was caught speeding in a Boise-area school zone Feb. 28 …