Washington State Patrol Conducting Special Emphasis Patrol

In a news release, the Washington State Patrol announced that, in association with the Washington Trucking Association, they will be conducting a Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) emphasis patrol.

During the TACT emphasis patrol, Washington State Patrol officers and Sheriff’s deputies from both the Snohomish and Thurston County Sheriff’s Offices will ride in the cabs of commercial vehicles scanning traffic for violators. The criteria they are basing this emphasis patrol on consists of five collision-causing violations, which are: excessive speeding, following other vehicles too closely, driver distraction and inattention, failure to yield to other traffic and driving over the centerline.

The State Patrol stated that they, along with deputies from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, will patrol Snohomish County while a simultaneous effort is being conducted in Thurston County.

The Washington State Patrol officers riding in the commercial vehicles will be aided by TACT and Commercial Division troopers in their attempt to target aggressive passenger vehicle and trucks throughout this emphasis patrol.

As a Renton car accident attorney, I’ve seen the resulting accidents from each of the targeted behaviors and know the devastating effects they can have on the victims and their families. If you’ve been injured as the result of another’s negligent driving practices, call a car accident lawyer in your town to discuss your rights as they pertain to the matter.