State patrol warns students to drive safely back to Pullman

From staff reports

The Washington State Patrol wants to remind students returning from spring break to take extra care while driving back to Pullman.


The WSP will be placing more patrols on SR-26 looking for speeding, distracting and aggressive drivers, according to a state patrol news release.


According to the news release, talking on a cellphone or texting is like driving under the influence and increases the chance of car accidents.


A ticket for talking on your phone or texting and driving is $136, and the Washington State Patrol urges family and friends to talk with students about the dangers of distracted driving, according to the news release.

Reporting by Haley Donwerth