Traffic Safety

Multiple Crashes Per Day!

The Arlington Police Department is dispatched to approximately 2 car crashes a day based on 2021 data. The main causes are speed, driver inattention, and failure to yield right of way.

Washington law requires the wearing of seat belts while traveling in all passenger vehicles.

Washington law requires the wearing of approved helmets while riding all motorcycles.

Truck Accident with Motocycle Under It

Working With Our Neighbors

The City of Arlington Police Department works with other neighboring agencies in sharing resources for concentrated emphasis patrols to reduce crashes and apprehend impaired drivers. The City of Arlington participates in the Washington Traffic Safety Commission with emphasis on speed, seat belt usage, and DUI patrols.

Child Car Safety

If your child is under 4 feet 9 inches he or she is required to be in a booster seat (PDF) every time. It is always safer for you children to be in the back seat (PDF). Cascade Valley Hospital offers car seat checks one day each month. Contact them at 360-618-7967 for more information.

Safety Tips & Resources for Drivers

Law enforcement agencies serve drivers every day. They work to make roadways safer as they enforce driving laws and regulations, respond to accidents, and educate drivers on safe driving habits. Police officers are essential to driver safety and maintaining order on the road, and in this guide, you’ll learn more about what they do to keep you safe. You’ll learn what police officers do to help drivers, how they respond to accidents, and what you should do if you’re pulled over. Learn about common traffic ticket myths, misconceptions, and other misinformation. Plus, find out what you can do to be a safer driver every day with tips for safe driving habits, keeping kids safe in cars, and avoiding dangerous driving habits including drunk driving.

Read more tips and resources for drivers here.