Through a grant from Ford Driving Skills for Life and GHSA, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission partnered with the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance's (CPAA's) Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP) for a campaign warning teens about the dangers of marijuana-impaired driving.
Following a recent string of pedestrian fatalities in Kent, Washington, this article profiles the issue, using GHSA's report on 2018 pedestrian fatality trends for national context.
Story by Steve Hunter
March 14, 2019
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) was the recipient of a GHSA and Lyft grant to deter impaired driving. With this funding, WTSC partnered with Seattle Hempfest Director and cannabis activist Vivian McPeak for "Plan Before You Party," a holiday season campaign discouraging poly-drug (under the influence of a combinations of alcohol and drugs) impaired driving.
This holiday season, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is reminding drivers not to drive alcohol- or drug-impaired. Through a grant from GHSA and Lyft, WTSC is providing ride credits to patrons of a Seattle marijuana dispensary.
December 12, 2018
The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is launching a pilot Traffic Safety Team in rural Grant County, comprised of 3 fully grant-funded, full-time sheriff's deputies. WTSC Director and GHSA Chair Darrin Grondel discusses the team's development.
Story by Richard Byrd
December 7, 2018
Authorizes AV testing without a human operator.
Universal helmet law enacted 1990.
Checkpoints are not conducted. They are illegal without authorizing statute per State Supreme Court (Seattle v. Mesiani; 1988).