Yakima Police Hoping You’ll Stop For Red Lights With Wet Roads
Wet roads mean more accidents in Yakima. Police are hoping you're paying more attention this fall as wet roads mean you'll need more time to stop.
POLICE ARE WATCHING YOUR DRIVING
Ongoing emphasis patrols are happening in the cities of Yakima and Union Gap. During the week of August 17 through August 23 Officers made a total of 787 traffic stops and issued 278 citations so a majority of drivers are getting warnings not tickets.
As you may know Yakima Police Officers are required to make 3 to 4 traffic stops everyday and the number of stops proves Officers are busy.
RED LIGHT CRASHES ARE INCREASING EVERY WEEK
Officers also saw ongoing red light crashes. They investigated 42 collisions with 23 of the collisions the result of drivers who failed to stop for a red light. The week before Officers investigated 9 crashes as the result of a driver not stopping for a red light. It's an ongoing problem that many say has to do with the timing of lights in Yakima. But now police say they've seen an increase in crashes because of road conditions.
ARE YOU TRYING TO BEAT THAT YELLOW LIGHT BEFORE IT TURNS RED?
City officials and Yakima Police just urge people slow down and stop when they see the yellow light just before it turns red. They say many drivers try to get through the intersections while the light is yellow and that's causing problems.
WATCH FOR SPEEDING DRIVER NEAR THESE THREE INTERSECTIONS
Police are asking drivers to be careful when near at at the three intersections in the city that have seen a majority of red light crashes over the last 6 months.
The intersections in the city of Yakima are located at;
Nob Hll and South Fair Avenue.
Nob Hill and I-82 westside ramps.
Yakima Avenue and I-82 westside ramps.
Police say numerous crashes have been reported in intersections over the last 6 months. Police say all the crashes have been the result of drivers not stopping for a red light.
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