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By Jana Hill
Mill Creek Beacon Editor 

Safety program focuses on secured loads, litter

State agencies emphasize management of debris


Last updated 5/28/2021 at 8:41am

Litter is a problem on state highways and also a hazard when garbage and debris falls from moving vehicles.

Unsecured loads in truckbeds and atop cars are a safety hazard, and one that four agencies statewide are emphasizing.

The Department of Ecology and Transportation, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and the Washington State Patrol have joined for a statewide safety and litter prevention campaign the week of May 24. "We Keep Washington Litter Free" has a twin goal of litter on state highways, and the hazard of that debris falling from vehicles when drivers fail to secure loads.

Local law enforcement in Mill Creek is well aware of the challenge to educate drivers on their role in prev...

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