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Distracted Driving Involved in Almost 25% of Serious Crashes in Washington State

Distracted driving is a serious issue that impacts all road users Distracted driving is a serious issue that's on the rise, impacting drivers throughout the United States, including Washington State. This reckless behavior can have severe consequences, resulting in fatal motor vehicle accidents. Distracted Driving Awareness Month is observed in April, and it's an opportunity...

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7 Common Eye Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

An injury to your eye can be painful and debilitating. You never know when you’ll be involved in a crash on Vancouver, Washington roads. In a split second, you could get hit head-on, T-boned, or sideswiped. Several injuries may occur, including those involving the eyes. Crash-related eye injuries can be severe and many times, life-changing....

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Winter-Related Car Accidents in Washington State Are Common

Driving in the winter can be dangerous due to a variety of factors. Car accidents in Washington State often occur during winter due to hazardous driving conditions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. That’s why it’s important for drivers to know how to safely navigate roads and highways during the winter months. Winter...

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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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