Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through Aug. 1 to reduce speed-related crashes on county and city roadways.
“Almost half of the Snohomish County speed-related crashes occur on a Saturday or Sunday and involve a single vehicle,” said Tracy McMillan, Snohomish County’s DUI & Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force manager. “Eighty-seven percent of those that died were male, and almost half were 25 years of age or younger.” Snohomish County had 90 speed-related deaths between 2004 and 2008. Twenty-seven of those involved motorcycles. Motor-vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for those ages four to 44.
Law enforcement will have a zero tolerance for speeders. Drivers are urged to obey posted speed limits, drive safely and avoid driving under the influence.
For more information on Snohomish County’s emphasis patrols, contact McMillan at 425-388-7229.