Emphasis Patrols Throughout Washington This Labor Day Weekend

Officers in the Commercial Vehicle Division (CVD) of the Washington State Patrol will be conducting Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspections focusing on driver qualifications through the Labor Day weekend. These inspections are aimed at reducing collisions by verifying drivers have followed the rules on allowable drive time and are qualified to operate the vehicles they are driving. Any indications of driver impairment will also be closely watched.

CVD officers would like to remind motorists that commercial motor vehicles need twice the time and distance to stop as cars. It is recommended that you have one car length for every ten miles per hour of speed that you are traveling before returning to the lane in front of a commercial motor vehicle. Please drive carefully, be courteous and have a safe enjoyable holiday weekend.