Extra speed patrols scheduled July 15 through August 7

Published on Wed, Jul 13, 2011
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Law enforcement officers throughout Whatcom County will be performing extra patrols from July 15 through August 7 as part of a statewide effort to stop speeding drivers.

The campaign is part of the statewide "Slow Down or Pay Up" emphasis, which aims to reduce fatalities and serious injury crashes in Washington state. Traffic safety officials say about 40 percent of all injury collisions are caused by excessive speed.

For additional information about the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.