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Troopers on the lookout for unsafe driving across Washington state

Troopers on the lookout for unsafe driving across Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Troopers are keeping an eye on drivers for Operation Safe Driver Week in an effort to reduce serious collisions.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Division officers will be present across Washington state roads, looking out for unsafe driving habits from October 15-21.

Troopers said they will be looking for unsafe driving among commercial vehicles and cars.

A total of 3,852 people died in large truck crashes from 2015, according to data from the association that started this campaign, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

Additional troopers and commercial vehicle officers will look out for the following behaviors.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Aggressive driving
  • Failing to use seatbelt,
  • Traveling too closely
  • Improper lane change
  • Failure to obey traffic control devices

WSP leaders said the goal is to increase traffic law compliance and reduce unsafe driving that could lead to a crash.

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