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Karen Wigen, Target Zero Manager
Spokane County Traffic Safety Task Force
1026 W. Broadway Ave | Spokane, WA 99260
509/477-2342 Bus | kwigen@spokanecounty.org
Sergeant John Griffin and Sergeant John Gately
Spokane Police Department
1100 W. Mallon Ave | Spokane, WA 99260
509/835-4587
jgriffin@spokanepolice.org jgately@spokanepolice.org

Survey Says: Marijuana and Driving Don’t Mix

Spokane, Whitman, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties, WA – A new survey of drivers shows 7 out of 10 have used marijuana and almost half of those have recently driven within a couple of hours after marijuana use. If you or someone you know uses marijuana and drives while high, beware—extra DUI patrols are happening statewide this Holiday season between now and January 1, 2015.

According to preliminary results of a June survey measuring driver impairment on Washington's roads, nearly 90 percent of those same drivers said they did not think marijuana degraded their driving ability, despite research showing that driving while high doubles your chance of killing yourself or others in a crash. In fact, 25 percent of those respondents felt that driving while high made them a better driver. Continue reading


Text and Driving



Under the Influence? Under Arrest!

Target Zero Teams are elite law enforcement officers who are 100 percent dedicated to getting impaired drivers off Washington roadways. These teams will be deployed to strategically target times and places DUI crashes are most likely to occur.



Carrie's Story - A Consequence of Distracted Driving

Carrie's Story - A Consequence of Distracted Driving from trafficsafety on Vimeo.