Slow down! Troopers giving out more speeding tickets

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- If you drive with a lead foot, you'll want to slow down along our highways.

KEPR learned State Troopers are giving out far more speeding tickets these days.

In the Tri-Cities, troopers handed out more than 10,000 tickets in 2012.

That's 2,700 more than the year before.

At the same time, the number of drivers warned about speeding was also up substantially.

3,000 more people were stopped by a trooper last year than the year before.