To many Americans, the Fourth of July is a special time to join friends and family in celebrating our nation's birthday. Unfortunately, summer also represents the deadliest time of year on our highways.
The Washington State Patrol is preparing for the upcoming holiday weekend by placing additional troopers along the Olympic Peninsula - to target those drivers who choose to speed and drive impaired.
Motorists should expect to see heavier traffic volumes along the peninsula, as we anticipate an increase in motorcycles over the holiday weekend. The peninsula has always been popular with tourists and motorcyclists because of its spectacular views of the mountains and water.
"Choosing to drink and drive could easily turn a holiday that is meant to be enjoyed into a tragedy," said WSP Captain Steve Sutton. "Have fun with family and friends, but please be responsible and make the right decisions."