THE PLACES WHERE YOU ARE MOST LIKELY TO GET A TRAFFIC TICKET ON INTERSTATE 5
July 02, 2012
(REGIONAL) -- Wouldn’t it be nice to know where the state patrol issues the most tickets along Interstate 5 so that you could avoid that area entirely when possible or at least be extra vigilant when you drive through it?
Well, your prayers have been answered.
The area along I-5 where troopers issued the most traffic tickets is milepost 129 near 84th Street in Pierce County, with 2,717 tickets issued last year, up from 1,636 issued in 2010, according to a new report in the Morning News Tribune
Some other areas where tickets get handed out in wholesale quantities include milepost 127 near the state Route 512 interchange and milepost 139 near Porter Way in Milton.
Areas on state Route 16 near the I-5 interchange also have a high number of tickets, with 2,191 issued between mileposts 1 and 2 last year.
There’s also some areas that get a larger state trooper presence as part of “saturation patrol zones.”
Pierce County has nine zones:
I-5 from Gravelly Lake to 84th Street.
I-5 from 56th Street to East T Street near the Tacoma Mall.
State Route 16 from I-5 to the pedestrian overpass on Jackson Avenue.
State Route 302 from state Route 16 to 154th Street.
State Route 7 from 180th Street to 96th Street.
State Route 512 I-5 to Golden Given Road East.
State Route 512 from 94th Avenue East to the Puyallup River.
State Route 161 from Thun Field Airport to state Route 512.
State Route 410 from state Route 167 to Myers Road.