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Drive & Stay Alive: Police Pursuits

*Police pursuit deaths are under-reported for many reasons, click here.

Reported Deaths
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Reports on fatalities due to violent pursuit crashes, click here.

2003 NHTSA report by state, click here.
1992 - 2001 NHTSA reports, click here.

Washington Laws Governing
Police Vehicular Pursuit

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Officer Accountability
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Officer Training
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Washington Penalties
for Fleeing

These penalties are for fleeing only.
Research in progress

Washington's Penalties for Fleeing Juveniles
Research in progress

Pending Washington Legislation
on Police Pursuits

Media reports on Washington pursuits

Media reports
USA Today: Police pressured to call off chase January 5, 2003

Innocent Victims of Washington Pursuits
Bobby Aguilar and Edgar Mendoza, both 19, Yakima, Oct. 22, 2006

Friends Bobby Aguilar and Edgar Mendoza were killed when their car was broadsided at a busy intersection in Yakima by the driver of a stolen car fleeing police. Another friend was badly injured.

The suspected driver of the stolen car, 20-year-old Blake Young, was jailed and is awaiting trial on charges of second-degree murder and vehicular assault.

Families say stiffer sentences will save lives

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Washington Case Laws
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