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Here are the best ways to prepare for fall driving risks

What do residents of greater Vancouver have to look forward to this fall? The beautiful foliage, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and a slew of other fun fall celebrations. But like any other season, fall has its own driving risks, related to daylight saving time and slippery roads. Be prepared for daylight saving time On Sunday, November 3,...

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Can A Serious Crash Cause PTSD? Researchers Say Yes.

A car accident can come with little or no warning. For some people, it may cause nothing more than a physical injury. However, researchers are now looking more closely at car accidents as a common cause of traumatic stress. Research referenced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that one percent of the US population...

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The Best Ways to Avoid Bicycle Crashes

Bicycling is becoming a larger part of our lives, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission. In addition to being an increasingly popular recreational and exercise activity, more Washingtonians are commuting to work and more students are pedaling to school. Sadly, more bicyclists mean more tragedies. In 2016, the state recorded 17 bicycle crash fatalities,...

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The Best Ideas to Prevent Pedestrian Accidents in Vancouver

Road infrastructure often sets the stage for pedestrian accidents – which may involve poorly implemented signs, signals, or lack of visible crosswalks. The habits of motorists (distractions, speeding, impaired driving) are the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in Washington and throughout the United States. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reports that from 2010-2016, The...

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Speeding in School Zones Puts Children at Risk

During morning and afternoon rush hours, drivers are often in a hurry. For some, blowing through a red light or stop sign may be tempting, but when it comes to school zones, this type of behavior can put our children in danger. In fact, the majority of pedestrian accidents involving children occur in or near...

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Multitasking and Distracted Driving Dangers in Vancouver WA: An Attorney Discusses

Distracted driving is everywhere on Washington roadways. The majority of drivers - even those who are usually responsible - may become distracted at some point. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 481,000 drivers use handheld devices while driving during daylight hours. However, distracted driving goes beyond the use of handheld devices...

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