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Tips on how to deal with aggressive drivers

We all come across other drivers who are in a hurry or take their frustration out on others for reasons we're not aware of. Aggressive driving may include tailgating, yelling, making disrespectful gestures and driving in a way that puts others in danger. According to the NHTSA, the most common causes of aggressive driving include:...

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Can alcohol detection systems prevent fatal crashes?

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of catastrophic and deadly collisions in the United States. In fact, 10,511 people were killed in drunk driving crashes nationwide throughout 2018 — 166 of those deaths were in Washington State. On a national scale, drunk driving is the cause of about 30 percent of all road...

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Washington ranks poorly in distracted driving studies

Financial website MoneyGeek recently conducted a study that ranked each state for distracted driving. Researchers in the study analyzed crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for the years 2017 and 2018. Out of the top 25 states, the Evergreen State ranked sixth in the nation for having the highest rate of distracted...

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Freak crashes involving detached wheels can happen unpredictably

In a best-case scenario, a detached wheel may only call for a tow truck rather than an ambulance. In some rare cases, however, wheel detachments can cause severe injuries and death on high-speed roadways. They're dubbed "wheel runoffs" or "runaway tires" and are often regarded as "freak crashes." Detached wheels can be dangerous for several...

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Common holiday-related accident risks that Vancouver residents should be aware of

The holiday season may be one of the riskiest times of year to travel on Vancouver roadways. As more people hit the road to visit friends and family or hit up the retail stores for gift shopping, traffic congestion will likely increase. Many drivers will become increasingly irritable, others distracted. To top it off, winter...

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