Between Memorial Day and Labor are the most dangerous days to drive on Clark County Roads. According to Marion Swendsen, Clark County Target Zero Manager for the Clark County Seriff’s Office, ” Traditionally, that is when about a third of all their serious injuries and fatalities occur.”

Between July 1 and July 8, 2012, there were 484 impaired driver arrests, over 8000 speeding infractions and 1303 citations for seat belt and child restraints violations, according to the Washington State Patrol.

For the Forth of July weekend, The Clark County Sheriff’s department and the State Patrol have stepped up their DUI patrols using specially trained Drug Recognition Officers, as we previous reported. (see video)

Marion Swendsen spoke with us about impaired and distracted drivers, defensive driving and river patrols:

100 dangerous days of summer:


Majority of crashes and fatalities are on county roads:


Types of dangerous driving:


Driver’s reaction time statistics:


Just earned your drivers license? Here’s some things to remember:



Boating safety:


While on the road this weekend here are some tips to keep you and others safe: