State Patrol urges moms to travel safely to WSU this weekend

From staff reports

As mothers travel to Pullman for Mom’s Weekend, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers will be monitoring highways and paying close attention to any distracted drivers.

April is national Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and moms headed to WSU are encouraged to remain alert of their surroundings, according to the news release.

The fine for improper use of a cell phone or texting is $136, according to the news release. In addition to cell phones, drowsy driving poses a threat to others on the road, and drivers are encouraged to rest as needed.

It is expected that SR-195 and SR-26 will face increased traffic because of the weekend event, according to the news release.

The Washington Department of Transportation forecasts rain on Friday morning with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon throughout the Palouse.

Reporting by Jessica Zhou