The Washington State Patrol will have extra units patrolling the freeways this weekend looking for unsafe, impaired, speeding, aggressive or un-belted drivers as high traffic volumes are expected for Memorial Day weekend.
Two people were killed on Washington State roadways during Memorial Day weekend last year.
The Washington State Patrol recommends anyone hosting a party or barbecue set up transportation with a sober driver before festivities begin. Also, consider alternative transportation methods, like public transportation or a taxi, if drinking.
The Washington State Patrol also offers fire safety tips on their blog.