There are no bigger, no longer, no heavier or more dangerous vehicles on Seattle's interstate highways than tractor-trailers. When the enormous commercial trucks are driven by fatigued or distracted truckers, they make our roads even more dangerous.
In a little more than a week's time, your life will become more dangerous. On Monday, November 6, daylight savings time (DST) will kick in. We will all set our clocks back an hour, which will give us a much-needed hour of sleep.
According to a researcher from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), traffic accidents are now the No. 1 cause of deaths among U.S. teens. As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, the researcher broke down the risks among novice drivers and says there's a lot we can do to lower the risk.
It talks to you and it shows you where to go in Seattle and what to do while you're there. It relays messages from your friends and family, plays your favorite songs and lets you know what the weather is like ahead.
When you need medical care in the Seattle area, your first thought may be to delay making an appointment. This is because you probably keep hearing about how unsuspecting patients are becoming victims of medical mistakes and negligence. Every day, doctors, nurses and other medical staff make mistakes that increase the amount of fear and distrust patients have for them.