Special traffic patrols in area

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The King County Target Zero Task Force will be out and about during the next two weeks. Extra enforcement will be happening in the City of Shoreline looking for cell phone distraction, impaired driving, pedestrian safety issues, seat belt violations, and excessive speeding.

For our younger drivers, please remember the "5 to Stay Alive" rules: No cell phones. No extra passengers. No speeding. No alcohol. Always wear your seat belt.

Many Washington State drivers are unaware that driving in the left lane for extended periods of time can be against the law. The left lane is designed to operate as a passing lane. In order to combat this problem,  Chief John R. Batiste announced the Washington State Patrol, (WSP) will conduct a statewide  emphasis patrol beginning March 16, through March 18, to bring increased awareness to the left lane law.

State Troopers will focus their efforts on locating and stopping left lane violators. Last year, the Washington State Patrol stopped 13.909 left lane law violators.


Anonymous,  March 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM  

Does this mean someone will be ticketing all the drivers that cruise through the crosswalk while I'm waiting to cross? Do the left lane drivers also get speeding tickets since they are always over the speed limit in that lane?

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