This warning by the State Patrol is timely – the UW has their graduation ceremonies today, as do many of the area high schools. Be safe while we CELEBRATE the enormous accomplishments of our graduates. – Roxanne
State Patrol reminds graduates to be careful with celebrations
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
JUNE 7, 2012 · 11:23
The Washington State Patrol wants to remind everyone to enjoy their high school or college graduations but not too much.Every year troopers see tragic and senseless deaths of minors who took their graduation celebrations too far, according to a State Patrol media release.
There is nothing more heartbreaking for troopers then to knock on the door of a family to tell them their child has been killed right after graduating. The State Patrol urges all parents to have “THE” talk with your children before it is too late.Over the last several years there were more than 1,003 fatal collisions involving drivers between the ages of 16-25. More than 90 percent of young driver involved deaths were vehicle drivers and passengers, with 61 percent of the deaths being the driver of the vehicle.