Extra Patrols are out for Memorial Day Weekend - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Extra Patrols are out for Memorial Day Weekend

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Tri-State Patrol Emphasis is in full force on I-90 between Ritzville and Missoula. State Troopers in Washington, Idaho and Montana are teaming up for a safe Memorial Day weekend.

All three agencies are asking for the publics cooperation to stay alert and drive with caution. They're reminding drivers to put down their cell phones, put on their seat belts and go the speed limit. They're goal is to prevent serious injury and fatal collisions during the holiday weekend.

Nate Thomas drives a truck all over the Northwest. While passing through Spokane he said there was a big difference in the number of patrols on the freeway as he crossed the border from Oregon to Washington.

"Not as many troopers in Oregon. But Washington, I-90, they're definitely out. They're strict and you just have to be careful and go the speed limit," said Thomas.

Rhonda Kasper is traveling from Wenatchee to Idaho to visit family. She's made the trip many times but said she's seen plenty of evidence that extra patrols are keeping an eye on drivers.

"I saw maybe 4 or 5 patrols with people pulled over. It seemed a little more than usual to me," said Kasper.

Authorities will be looking for impaired drivers and ask everyone to report any dangerous drivers by calling 911.

They also ask to adhere to the "Move Over Law" that requires motorists to move over when emergency vehicles are trying to pass.

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