Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: November 02, 2016
Contact: Trooper Rick Johnson
Phone: (425) 766-0812
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

Troopers Conducting a Commercial Vehicle Emphasis on I-5

King County -- On November 3rd and 4th, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) will be conducting an emphasis on Interstate 5 between Seattle and the Pierce County line. This will include troopers from the Field Operations Bureau (FOB) and the Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD).

The focus of this emphasis is on commercial vehicle violations, to include left lane violations and HOV violations (box trucks over 10,000 pounds) and other violations that may be observed.

This emphasis will also include focusing on cars that are driving dangerously around commercial vehicles such as changing lanes in front of a commercial vehicle without allowing adequate room.

The Washington State Patrol would like to stress the importance of maintaining awareness when driving around commercial vehicles. When possible, "Don't Hang Out in the NO ZONE", which is the potential blind spot when traveling on the right side of the commercial vehicle.