Yakima Police officers are busy trying to send a message to motorists in Yakima to slow down and avoid running a red light. The officers are involved in continuous emphasis patrols where each officer must make 3 to 4 stops each day.
It cannot be said that the officers are not busy with traffic control
During the last 4 weeks of January, officers made a total of 2,908 traffic arrests and issued 1,398 citations to drivers. The officers say they are not only looking for sprinters and those who fail to stop at red lights, but are also focusing on finding drivers in trouble. In fact during the last 4 weeks of the month officers arrested 49 DUI drivers.Officers are also fining people who fail to stop for a red light. 61 drivers were cited for such a violation during the first three weeks of the month.
2022 has been a deadly year on the streets of Yakima
Last year was a deadly year in Yakima City, and the Yakima Police Chief wanted action taken. Police Chief Matthew Murray wrote a letter to the community late last year saying that “the culture of everything that happens on the streets of Yakima needs to change.” and motorcycles.
Do you think lowering the legal limit to drive will have an impact?
A bill proposed in the state legislature, if passed, could make Washington state only the second in the United States to lower the legal blood alcohol level for driving from 0.08 to 0.05. Dr. Richard Ries, head of the division of addictions in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, says he expects traffic fatalities in Washington to decrease by about 20% if the bill becomes law.
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LOOK: See how much gas cost the year you started driving
To learn more about how the price of gas has changed over the years, Stacker crunched the numbers on the cost of a gallon of gas for each of the past 84 years. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (released April 2020), we analyzed the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline from 1976 to 2020 along with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for regular unleaded gasoline from 1937 to 1976, including absolute and inflation-adjusted prices for each year.
Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover how much a gallon was when you first started driving.