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State Patrol urges caution

The Washington State Patrol reminds Washington State University students and families returning from summer break to use caution and avoid distractions while driving.

The Patrol will be allocating additional resources along I-90, state highways 17, 26, and 260, and U.S. Highways 195 and 395, leading toward WSU.

The Patrol will target speeding, DUIs, unsafe passing, distracted and aggressive drivers. Troopers will take appropriate enforcement to ensure students return to school safely.

A ticket for talking on your cell phone or texting while driving is $136 for the first offense and $234 for the second offense in 5 years.

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