Stories tagged: Washington Traffic Safety Commission
Fri., July 21, 2017
Editorial: Don’t even touch that cellphone, drivers … or else
New Washington state law should curb driver cellphone use.
Mon., April 4, 2016
Idaho launches its first emphasis patrol to combat texting and driving
Idaho this month is joining Washington state in putting on emphasis patrols to stop texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving.
Thu., April 2, 2015
Warning sign memorializes Colfax man killed texting and driving
The only parts of Sam Thompson’s car that were recognizable after he drove head-on into a semi last year were the rear wheels and trunk. Everything else was nearly shredded. …
Thu., March 26, 2015
U-Hi student presents traffic safety campaign at national forum
Hunter Watson, a University High School senior, is one of four students from around the country to show off school traffic safety campaigns during an international conference in Chicago last …
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Getting There: Bridge best choice for Centennial Trail crossing at Mission
The best way to get Centennial Trail users across busy Mission Avenue in northeast Spokane would be a new pedestrian bridge rather than a tunnel under Mission. The bridge emerged …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012
Getting There: State helps fund Sullivan bridge
The effort to secure funding for a new Sullivan Road Bridge over the Spokane River got a boost last week with the announcement of a $3.5 million grant from the …
Mon., Nov. 5, 2012
Getting There: County putting extra focus on Monroe Road safety
One of the deadliest roads in Spokane County is getting some needed attention. The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office last week announced that it will be launching an enforcement campaign on …
Mon., March 5, 2012
Transportation expert urges cities to think outside the car
An expert on transportation in the U.S. says communities can save money and create greater vitality by rethinking the way they use transportation dollars. By emphasizing alternatives to the automobile, …
Wed., Sept. 14, 2011, 8:34 p.m.
Car seat emphasis patrols start Thursday
Spokane County law enforcement obtained a continuation of an April grant to promote the correct use of child car seats through education and enforcement.
Mon., May 23, 2011
Travelers by interstate encountering wait time
Congestion is now a fact of life on Interstate 90, with backups occurring almost every day from construction restrictions through Spokane and Spokane Valley. Pavement repairs west of the downtown …
Mon., Nov. 22, 2010
Getting There: Hotel developer seeks stoplight near GU
Developer Jerry Dicker is teaming up with owners of the former Burgans Furniture store at Division Street and Boone Avenue to convert the 1918 structure into a three-story hotel with …
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.
Wed., March 3, 2010, 1:40 p.m.
Fewest fatalities on Washington roads since 1955
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission says there were 490 highway fatalities in 2009 in Washington. That’s 31 fewer than the year before and the fewest in 54 years.
Mon., May 25, 2009
Authorities on patrol sharpen focus on seat belt use
The traffic death last week of a 22-year-old Washington State University graduate underscores the plea by public safety officials to buckle up. The death occurred as two-week “Click it or …