On Tuesday, the Washington State Patrol released its 2012 Report Card for District 1, which serves Thurston and Pierce Counties.
In 2012, the WSP has seen a 13 percent decrease in total collisions from 2011.
“We truly believe our efforts on the road enforcing collision causing violations directly contributed to the reduction,” said District 1 spokesman Trooper Guy Gill. “Keeping our roads safe is a huge job. Washington State Patrol troopers will continue working hard to keep citizens safe and to earn their trust and confidence.”
Here’s a breakdown of the arrests and traffic stops made in the past year.
- Impaired Drivers (DUI’S): Troopers removed 3,830 drivers from our roadways who were impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.
- Speed Violations: Troopers stopped 54,684 speeding drivers, and issued 38,951 tickets.
- Aggressive Drivers: Troopers stopped 8,584 aggressive drivers who have committed two or more moving violations that are likely to endanger persons or property, or any single intentional violation that requires a defensive reaction by another driver.
- Calls for Service: Troopers received and responded to 49,188 calls for service where they assisted stranded motorists, removed debris from the roadway, and provided back-up and assistance to other troopers and law enforcement agencies.
- Drugs, Stolen Vehicles, Collisions: Troopers made 958 drug arrests, recovered 59 stolen vehicles, and investigated 6,542 collisions.
- Total Stops: Troopers stopped and contacted 114,443 drivers.