How safe are you on George Washington Way?

How safe are you on George Washington Way?
RICHLAND - Richland is cracking down on drivers who don’t have their full focus on the road. The target is distracted drivers. We looked into where people are being pulled over.

It's a street tens of thousands drive daily. A corridor that connects to homes to stores and, of course, Hanford. George Washington Way gets its share of distracted drivers.

“With the little ones, I'm always concentrated. Are they not going to pay attention, they going to knock into me?” said local driver Angela Miller.

Angela Miller says she's fed up with people jabbering on their cell phones while driving.

"Honestly, that they're going to rear-end me, or they're not paying attention to what they're doing. I mean, it's a big problem. Especially in the school zones, busy streets,” added Miller.

Richland Police are working to control just that. Officials tell me the area between Comstock and Aaron Street gets the most accidents in the city. But, things are improving. This time last year, there were more than 20 wrecks. This year, those numbers are down by more than a quarter.

Police tell me the biggest distracters are cell phones. Next up, applying make-up and digging through a bag while driving.

Extra officers patrolled G-Way near Jadwin, Swift and Williams on this day. I went along for a ride. In the span of about 30 minutes, the officer pulled over one lady for fixing her hair. No hands on the wheel, mind you. And another woman for talking on her phone.

"You'll see the strangest things when you're driving around. I've seen people steering with their knees, eating a bowl of cereal,” said Richland Police Captain Mike Cobb.

Police are wary those bad behaviors could return once patrolling stops. But hope to find a strategy that makes long-lasting changes. To keep you safe.

RPD says the Lee, Swift, Stevens and Jadwin stretches are also areas of concern.