On September 4th, a Saturday, state troopers were on the lookout for speeders along Interstate-90 and Interstate-405. Traditionally, state troopers camp out on the side of I-90 and near Ellensburg to nab drivers headed to the Columbia River Amphitheater for the Dave Matthew’s Band concert. In a matter of only 2 hours, officers handed out tickets to 85 drivers who were caught speeding along the corridor.
State troopers set out early Saturday morning to enforce the 60mph speed limit along the interstate. One driver was stopped twice along the stretch of I-90, once by a Kittitas County trooper and then again by a King County troopers. That driver was reportedly returning from the concert according to this news report.
Thanks to a grant, the Traffic Safety Commission was able to launch a new safety campaign dubbed, “Slow Down or Pay Up” in an effort to completely eliminate car accident fatalities and injuries by the year 2030. As a personal injury lawyer in Seattle, I hope that we’re able to reach that goal. With new vehicle technology in place to prevent accidents along with safety campaigns such as this, it’s not too far fetched to think that it is an attainable goal.