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Distracted Driving Awareness Month Aims to Reduce Traffic Fatalities in Washington State

In Vancouver and throughout Southwest Washington, distracted drivers pose a significant threat on our roads, often causing severe car accidents. Recognizing the severity of this issue, April has been designated as Distracted Driving Awareness Month both in Washington State and nationwide. Led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), efforts are underway to educate...

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Your Brain and Car Crashes: Understanding TBI

Car accidents can have devastating consequences, and one of the most overlooked injuries that can result from a crash is traumatic brain injury (TBI). Understanding TBI is crucial for both prevention and proper response in the event of an accident. Traumatic brain injury occurs when a sudden impact or violent jolt to the head disrupts...

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Washington State Considers 'Free to Walk' Bill to Improve Pedestrian Safety

Washington State is considering adopting a proposed law aimed at protecting people on foot and preventing pedestrian accidents in the future, according to a recent KIMA News story about Washington's proposed "Free To Walk" bill. "We as drivers have a responsibility to make sure we're driving as safely as possible and making sure that we...

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Breaking Bad Habits: How Drivers in Washington State Can Be Safer

Many car accidents in Washington State occur due to preventable mistakes made by drivers. Whether it's motorists not paying attention or going too fast, such dangerous driving habits often wreak havoc on Washington's roads and result in serious collisions. So, what can drivers do to make our roads safer? AAA has several suggestions on how...

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Winter Holidays Bring Spike in Fatal Drunk Driving Deaths

Learn tips to avoid drunk driving this holiday season. As the holiday season approaches, the risk of fatal drunk driving accidents looms larger. During the winter holidays, the U.S. experiences an increase in fatal drunk driving accidents. In Washington State over the past three years, there have been more than 130 December fatal crashes in...

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How Long Does It Take To Realize You Have Whiplash?

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents, especially rear-end collisions. Whiplash occurs when the head is jerked backward and forward, straining the neck's soft tissues. However, recognizing the signs and symptoms of whiplash may not always be immediate. What causes the delayed onset of whiplash symptoms? Whiplash symptoms often don't...

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Speed A Major Factor In Clark County Traffic Fatalities

There has been a concerning rise in speeding-related fatalities in Washington State. Car accidents happen every year in Washington State, and too often, they result in fatalities. According to preliminary data, there were 750 statewide traffic fatalities in 2022. This is a marked increase from recent years. Between 2015 and 2020, the number of traffic...

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AAA Traffic Study Calls for Safety-First Speed Limits

A recent nationwide study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that when traffic safety officials raise speed limits on highways, it often leads to an increase in car accidents caused by speeding drivers. The study sheds light on the potential risks associated with raising speed limits and highlights the importance of considering...

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