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Safe Summer Driving Tips From the Washington state Patrol

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Know your capabilities and drive within your abilities.  Take it slow.  The speed limits and recommended speed limits are posted to give you a safe speed to travel our roadways.
 
Be aware of others.  It is a busy time of year and people are biking and walking more in the nice weather.  Be observant.  Pay attention to crosswalks and bike lanes.
 
Share the road.  Everyone is going somewhere and they want to get there safely.  Know the roads you are driving and give yourself plenty of time to get there.
     
This is the time of year when many drivers choose to ride motorcycles.  Unfortunately, we continue to see motorcycle riders involved in serious injury and fatality collisions.  Wear a DOT approved helmet and wear protective clothing.  Get your endorsement.  Do not drink and ride! 
 
If we all stay vigilant, watch out for one another and make good choices, we will all make it to our destinations safely. 
 
The Washington State Patrol is working toward a goal of ZERO fatal collisions on our roadways by 2030.  Only with your help will we be able to reach our goal of keeping all of you alive. 
 
Thank you, and be safe!

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