Speeding on Three Main Roads in Yakima? Police Are Watching
If you drive Summitview Avenue, Nob Hill Blvd. or Tieton Drive you probably notice a lot of drivers not paying attention to the speed limit. Yakima Police say a majority of citations for speeding are issued to drivers caught speeding on those three main roads in the city. Police say Lincoln Avenue also sees a lot of speeding drivers.
SPEED PATROLS CONTINUE AS WELL AS RED LIGHT RUNNERS
During the week of July 9 through July 15 Officers made a total of 890 stops and issued 360 citations. They investigated 29 collisions with 12 the result of a driver not stopping for a red light. 19 drivers were also arrested for DUI the largest number of DUI drivers arrested since the speed patrols started last summer.
RED LIGHT RUNNERS ARE A CONSTANT PROBLEM
Compare those numbers to the numbers from July 2 through July 8 when officers made 857 and issued 393 citations. 8 drivers were arrested for DUI. Officers investigated 22 collisions with 6 the result of a driver not stopping for a red light.
THREE MAIN INTERSECTIONS ARE SEEING A MAJORITY OF RED LIGHT CRASHES
*40th Avenue and Powerhouse Road
*East Yakima Avenue and 17th Street
*16th Avenue and Summitview
The patrol numbers are available for Union Gap but Officers in both cities continue searching for drivers who dont' obey traffic laws hoping to cut the number of serious injury and fatal crashes in Yakima and Union Gap. In a Hurry in Yakima or Union Gap? Don't Speed Because Police Are Watching.
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