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Texting While Driving, Speeding Often Cause Teen Driving Accidents

Study shows how some teen drivers cause serious and fatal accidents because of negligence. Some teenage drivers who speed or text while driving cause serious car accidents, according to a recent traffic safety study presented by researchers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. "We need to encourage safe driving and find...

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Washington Car Accident Fatalities 31 Percent Higher So Far This Year

Vancouver, Washington car accident lawyer explains car accident death increase Car accident fatalities in Washington increased by 31 percent during the first half of this year compared to the first half of last year, according to a recent nationwide study conducted by the National Safety Council (NSC). "This is a significant setback in the shared...

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Study Shows Car Accidents & Fatalities Rise in States with Legalized Recreational Marijuana

States with legalized recreational marijuana have experienced an increase in car accidents and fatalities, including Washington State, where fatal crashes have doubled since marijuana was legalized. That's according to a recent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study. "Marijuana, like alcohol and just about every other drug, changes how you feel and how you behave,"...

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Pedestrian Fatalities Hit Record High in 2021

U.S. pedestrian fatalities reached record highs last year, and in Washington State, pedestrian deaths also soared despite fewer drivers on the road, according to a report published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). “We have talked 2020 to death, but it is the end of 2021 and this was way worse,” Staci Hoff, research...

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Interstate 5 Bridge Repair Project Proposed For Vancouver, Washington

Officials recently announced the preferred project for replacing and improving the Interstate 5 bridge that connects Vancouver, Washington, to Portland, Oregon, according to a recent news story published by The Columbian. The State of Washington recently secured $1 billion in funding for the I-5 bridge replacement project, according to The Columbian. The preferred local bridge...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Drivers in Washington are reminded to share the road with motorcyclists In Washington and states across the nation, traffic safety advocates have designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The safety campaign focuses on educating drivers and bikers about the dangers motorcyclists face when they're riding. It's all in an effort to help prevent motorcycle...

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April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

All drivers in Washington State should choose to put focus first Distracted driving is a common cause of far too many car accidents in Vancouver and throughout Southwest Washington. That's why safety officials in Washington State and across the U.S. have designated April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month. One movement that is trying to put...

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Fatal Crashes in Washington Involving Marijuana Have More Than Doubled Since Legalization

A Vancouver, WA car accident attorney explains the troubling trend More and more fatal car accidents involve at least one driver with marijuana in their system, a new study finds. In fact, the number of roadway fatalities involving cannabis has more than doubled over the last 20 years or so when states first began legalizing...

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