Warm weather prompts safe-driving warning

  • Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 10:13pm
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Herald staff

MARYSVILLE — Washington State Patrol officials want to remind drivers that good weather doesn’t mean it’s OK to drive recklessly.

“It seems like when the sun comes out the pedal goes farther to the floor,” trooper Keith Leary said.

Troopers recently have had reports of people racing and drivers reaching speeds of more than 90 mph on Snohomish County freeways, Leary said.

The sunny weather also brings out more people on motorcycles. Motorcyclists should be cautious when hitting the road for the first rides of the season, Leary said.

Expect to see more troopers on the road cracking down on reckless drivers. Troopers also plan to patrol from an airplane, Leary said.

“Our goal is to prevent any fatal collisions,” he said.