The Seattle Police Department (SPD) is beefing up its patrols on the Aurora Corridor tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday (November 8 and 9) as a part of the Be Super Safe Seattle effort. The patrols will be at various points between the Battery Street Tunnel up to North 145th Street, and will focus on speeding, impaired driving (DUI), cell phone usage/distraction, and failure to yield.
Some eye-opening stats from the SPD:
- 33 percent of collisions involve speeding. If a person is hit by a car traveling 40 mph, they have an 85 percent chance of being killed. If that car traveled just 10 mph slower, the person has a 55 percent chance of surviving.
- Despite new laws that make texting or talking on the phone illegal, there are more than 1,000 distraction-involved collisions each year.
- Almost half of all fatal collisions involve impairment.
For more information, visit www.seattle.gov/BeSuperSafe.