NTSB Recommends Total Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use

  The National Traffic Safety Board has issued a recommendation that all driver use of cell phones and other portable electronic devices be banned in all cases, except to make emergency calls. The recommendation, unanimously agreed to by the...

Fatal Car Accidents: $6M Per

AAA has released the results of its latest study on the average cost of car accidents and the auto club reports that a fatal car accident costs, on average, $6 million.  This is sharply up from the average cost reported in 2005 of $3.24 million....
Posted by admin on 11/04 at 08:15 AM
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Two Teens Die in Rollover Crash near Ellensburg

A vehicle apparently rolled in steep, hilly terrain northwest of Ellensburg, killing two teenagers and seriously injuring another. The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says the driver, Taylor Lanning, and passenger Colby Allemand were pronounced...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:36 AM
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Summer Safety for Motorcyclists

As the weather gets nicer, bikers dust off their motorcycles and get ready to hit the road. But this summer, the Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Licensing are reminding bikers to drive safely to reduce...
Posted by admin on 06/21 at 11:13 AM
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Teen Found Guilty of Vehicular Homicide

A jury found a 16-year-old girl guilty of vehicular homicide in a crash that left a 2-year-old girl dead and her mother injured. The teen faces anywhere from three to nine months in jail when sentenced for the September 2010 crash that killed Anna...

Idaho Man Injured in Rental Truck Crash on I-5

An Idaho man was injured late Friday night after the rental truck he was driving crashed while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle on I-5 near Kent-Des Moines Road. The Washington State Patrol says that the rental truck was heading south on I-5 at...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 11:41 AM
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15 Safest and Most Dangerous SUVs

SUVs’ bulkiness is making them some of the safest vehicles on the roads. According to news reports, SUVs are now statistically safer than they were in the past, making riders and drivers in SUVs more likely to survive a crash than those in...
Posted by admin on 06/15 at 10:49 AM
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Safe Spring Driving

The snow and ice may be gone for much of the country, but it's important for drivers to stay “street smart” this spring. Spring showers may bring dangerous driving conditions along with the flowers.  As drivers hit the road this spring, here are a...
Posted by admin on 06/08 at 11:09 AM
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Webbing While Driving

Americans have been listening to the “Don’t Drink and Drive” message since the late Seventies. It’s a lesson deeply rooted into our social consciousness. But an equally dangerous practice is emerging behind the wheel: using the web while driving. In...

I-5 Crash Caused by Man Running Across Freeway

A pedestrian running across Interstate 5 caused a spectacular crash that injured two and blocked the freeway for several hours Saturday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. State troopers responded to the scene, the northbound lanes of I-5...
Posted by admin on 05/05 at 11:10 AM
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University Place Assistant Principal Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Residents of University Place are mourning the death of an assistant principal killed in a motorcycle crash. Bryan Beale was assistant principal at Drum Intermediate School. The 37-year-old was killed Saturday when a sport-utility vehicle ran a red...
Posted by admin on 05/05 at 10:36 AM
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Smart Moves for Senior Drivers

The ability to drive is an important element in maintaining one’s independence, but as we age it may get more challenging. There are safe driving tips that everyone, especially elders, can use to drive more safely.  These tips include:   1. Avoid...
Posted by admin on 04/26 at 11:57 AM
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Motorcyclist Killed, 12-year-old Girl Injured in Seattle Crash

A motorcyclist was killed and his 12-year-old stepdaughter was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in a crash near downtown Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports. Troopers responded to the crash scene, on the 4th Avenue ramp to eastbound...
Posted by admin on 04/26 at 11:26 AM
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Man Killed in High-Speed Motorcycle Crash on River Road

A 24-year-old Puyallup man was killed Saturday afternoon after a high speed motorcycle crash on Highway 167 (River Road) west of Puyallup. Trooper Guy Gill of the Washington State Patrol says that the man was traveling at over 100 miles per hour on...
Posted by admin on 04/13 at 10:28 AM
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April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

“One death is unacceptable: One death every 15 minutes is an outrage.” AAA Foundation for Traffic SafetyMotor vehicle-related injuries are the leading cause of death for those age 1 – 34. Center for Disease Control and PreventionThe estimated...
Posted by admin on 04/05 at 09:41 AM
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