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

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: March 16, 2017
Contact: Trooper Brian Moore
Phone: (509) 679-6228
Cell: (509) 679-6228
Twitter: @wspd6pio

WSU Students Return To School After Spring Break

Pullman -- The Washington State Patrol (WSP) would like to remind Washington State University (WSU) students returning from spring break to use caution and avoid distractions while driving. WSP will be allocating resources on SR 26 targeting speed, distracted and aggressive drivers. Troopers will take appropriate enforcement to ensure students return to school safely.

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatality collisions amongst teen drivers. Talking on your cell phone or texting while driving is comparable to driving under the influence and greatly increases the likely hood of a collision.  A ticket for talking on your cell phone or texting while driving is $136. Family and friends are encouraged to talk with their student drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

Speed is the leading cause of all fatality collisions, which can be avoided by simply slowing down. Expect changing weather conditions over the mountain passes and drive for those conditions.

Get Back Safely