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State Patrol catches 111 speeders along I-5 in Tukwila in four days

State Patrol motorcycle troopers crack down on speeders on Interstate 5 in Tukwila earlier this week. - COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol
State Patrol motorcycle troopers crack down on speeders on Interstate 5 in Tukwila earlier this week.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, State Patrol

Washington State Patrol motorcycle troopers stopped more than 100 speeders during a four-day emphasis earlier this week in the Tukwila area on Interstate 5.

The Tukwila area of I-5 is a heavily traveled route that many motorists take commuting to Seattle area jobs, Sea-Tac Airport and Boeing Field. Data shows this area has a large number of speed-related collisions, according to a State Patrol media release.

The Seattle division of the State Patrol motor detachment is focusing efforts to reduce collisions throughout King County.

In just four days, three motorcycle troopers worked a speed emphasis for three hours each morning making 111 stops for speed and contacted 16 drivers violating the HOV lane restriction.

Trooper Bryan Martin planned the emphasis to respond to the “large number of speed violations in the area."

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