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New Safety Technology is Not Always Standard on New Automobiles

New Safety Technology is Not Always Standard on New Automobiles

New Safety Technology is Not Always Standard on New Automobiles – While some technologies are standard, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, for example, are set to be standard features on vehicles produced after September 2022, there are still… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Brain Injuries, Car Accidents, Child Safety, Communities, Education, Local News, News, Pedestrian Law, Public Safety, Technology

WASHINGTON ADDS 150 ADDITIONAL DUI PATROLS FOR August 14 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3, 2019.

While you should never be driving under the influence, doing so right now may increase your chances of getting into trouble with the law. In conjunction with the “Plan before you party” campaign, various policing agencies will coordinate the extra… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Drunk Driving, Public Safety

Washington State Patrol cracking down on distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend; know what’s legal and what isn’t.

Put down your phone! The Washington State Patrol will be looking for distracted drivers around the state during an emphasis patrol Friday through Sunday. The state is on a mission to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2030 and, to… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Public Safety, Uncategorized, Washington Law
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The Emergency Doctrine Illustrated

The Emergency Doctrine Illustrated – Recently, Tenino Police Chief, Robert Swain, suffered a medical emergency while driving his police cruiser and caused some property damage. The police department’s statement on the incident is below. Our best wishes for a speedy… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Personal Injury

E-Bike & E-Scooter Linked to Higher Incidence of Serious Injuries

Many cities and towns are catching on to a new trend with the provision of bikes and scooters either as a public service or as a business. A new study has found that the electronic bikes and scooters are having… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Child Safety, Pedestrian Law, Personal Injury

Mayor Durkan Proposes Speed Limit Reduction

Mayor Jenny Durkan recently announced her plan to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety by reducing speed limits on city streets to 25 miles per hour. According to Mayor Durkin, a pedestrian is twice as likely to be killed if hit… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Child Safety, Local News, News, Pedestrian Law, Washington Law

Snowy Weather Brings Hazardous Travel Conditions

As snowy weather continues to fall throughout most of Western Washington, travel through mountain passes such as Stevens Pass could become hazardous. Avalanche specialist, Alan Willard with the WSDT, confirms that snowplow crews are preparing for a busy week as… READ MORE

Wiener & Lambka / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Local News, News

SemiTruck Accidents in Tacoma, WA

Truck accidents are among the most dangerous of all types of crashes on our roadways. Big rigs, also known as 18-wheelers, can cause terrifying crashes. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more than 3,800 people died in 2016 as… READ MORE

Elina Benin / CATEGORIES: Accidents, Car Accidents, Local News, News

School Bus Safety

New stop paddle cameras issued in Bellevue School District catch 107 violators in just first month. Announced last September, the BSD was placing cameras near the stop signs that line the sides of school buses. Camera footage is used by… READ MORE

Leif Hansen / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Child Safety, Local News, News

Washington State Patrol to Crack Down on Distracted Drivers

A general rule of driving these days is to never hold a cell phone while driving. But in the next two weeks especially, drivers across Washington are advised to keep their eyes on the road.

Pete Balzarini / CATEGORIES: Car Accidents, Local News, News, Public Safety

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