Helping keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians safe!
The Traffic Safety program educates the community about safety and the inherent risks of driving while under the influence of intoxicants. Traffic collisions remain the number one cause of death in many age groups of our society today. We could save thousands of lives every year by simply buckling up, reducing our speed and using the designated driver program.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do I have to be a member of law enforcement to attend Traffic Safety Task Force meetings?
Answer: No. Traffic Safety Task Force meetings are open to the public. Anyone interested in promoting traffic safety practices, assisting with current programs or who has a traffic safety concern is welcome to attend the monthly meetings. For location and time of meetings, contact Nancy Walters, program coordinator at (509) 524-4425.
Question: I cannot attend the Task Force meetings but would like to know when events are taking place. Is there a newsletter I can subscribe to?
Answer: Yes, an e-mail newsletter is sent out quarterly. To be put on the e-mail list, contact program coordinator.
Question: My child is currently learning to drive. Are the Victim Impact Panels open to the public?
Answer: Victim Impact Panel attendance is required of those receiving a DUI citation. Others may attend by pre-registering with the program coordinator. Panels are held the second Tuesday of each month.
Question: I’m not sure if I’ve installed my child’s car seat correctly or if it’s the right one for my child. Is there a place I can go to get it inspected?
Answer: Appointments are accepted for car seat safety inspections on an individual basis at the Department of Human Services with the Traffic Safety Task Force Coordinator. Safety checks take approximately 30 minutes. Parents should bring their car seat and child to the inspection.