BLPD Traffic Emphasis 2018 – February – Speed

     Bonney Lake Police Department  

TRAFFIC EMPHASIS OF THE MONTH

February, 2018

Speed Emphasis

 

During the month of February 2018, Officers will be conducting a special traffic enforcement emphasis looking for vehicles exceeding the local speed limits.  It is our goal to improve traffic safety by reminding motorists to slow down to the posted speed limits.

  • Speed Kills — Driving faster than the speed limit — or too fast for conditions — accounts for more than a third of all deadly crashes in Washington (Washington Traffic Safety Commission).
  • Speeding Facts—(NHTSA)
    • 13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding
    • Crashes where speed is an issue cost society more than $40 billion annually
    • Think it pays to speed? In the U.S.A. it costs society more than $76,000 for every minute you gain by speeding
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