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I-182 Emphasis Patrol

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INTERSTATE 182, Wash.—Washington State Patrol are adding more troopers on Interstate 182.

Washington State Troopers say August is the most dangerous time for people on the road.  And after three fatal accidents on the Interstate 182 that happened last year, they are doing more to protect drivers.

Troopers will be looking for people speeding, following too close and staying in the left lane after passing.

They say he 70mph speed limit has been looked into and doesn't seem to be the main case of car accidents.  Troopers say a big cause is the population growth.  More people in the city means more people on the road.