Law enforcement officers from the Washington State Patrol, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Spokane Valley Police Department, and the Spokane Police Department will be distributing educational information to citizens about the dangers of speeding to kick-off the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Statewide Speed Enforcement Campaign. The statewide campaign goes July 15 through August 7.
Speeding is the second-most common driver error, after impairment, reported in fatal and serious injury crashes on Washington roads. From 2006-2008, over 40% of all fatal crashes and 30% of all serious injury crashes involved speeding. In 2009, 22 of the 44 traffic fatalities in Spokane County involved speeding.