Benton Sheriff ‘Emphasis Patrols’ Target Rachel Road
It's time to pump those brakes and watch your speed this summer.
The Benton County Sheriff's Department is targeting Rachel Road in Kennewick with extra emphasis patrols.
In residential areas, the posted speed limit is 25 even if there isn't a speed sign in sight. Sheriff deputies have been slowing down speeders in that neighborhood.
Rachel Road cuts from Leslie Road and keeps going on its way near Badger Mountain Vineyard and Winery.
Reata is another road that is getting an emphasis patrol as it's a 40MPH road with vehicles typically doing around 60.
Warmer weather tends to cause drivers not to pay attention to speed limits, but the Benton County Sheriff's Office is giving motorists a fair warning on their Facebook page about the patrols.