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Reckless driving is a major problem for motorists

Driving is a responsibility that some drivers in the Seattle area do not take seriously. They are ignorant of the dangers they face and pose to others when they do things they should not do while they are operating their vehicles. Some of them do not care and believe that the risks will never happen to them. Some of the most common driving infractions are reckless and the cause of serious car accidents and road fatalities. 

The dangers of not using turn signals when driving

Car accidents happen so often on the roads in Seattle that many people do not give much thought to the causes. Many individuals assume that excessive speeds and alcohol are the likely culprits in motor vehicle collisions. They might not realize how much of a role turn signals play in car accidents. According to WoodsInsurance.com, "48 percent of motorists do not use their turn signals when changing lanes." When you take into consideration distractions and other unsafe driving behaviors, the dangers that everyone on the roads faces increase tremendously. 

Avoiding the dangers of drowsy driving

Many motorists in the Seattle area drive when they are feeling less alert and unrested, not realizing the dangers they face and create on the roads. Drowsy driving is dangerous. It can have devastating effects on individuals who end up in motor vehicle collisions with sleep deprived-drivers.

How to avoid driving distractions

People who drive while distracted should consider the dangers. They may not think their actions can lead to serious injury and death because they have not encountered them yet. However, distractions do play a major factor in the number of motor vehicle collisions that occur every day on the roads in the Seattle area. 

What you need to know about whiplash and car crashes

Whiplash is a common injury that can result from motor vehicle accidents. If another vehicle rear-ended yours, you can almost certainly expect to be feeling the effects of whiplash to some degree within the next few days. Knowing what to expect after a crash, as well as taking a few preventive measures, may help you and other Washington residents avoid the worst of the pain due to a whiplash injury.

After a car accident

Getting in a motor vehicle accident can be one of the most frightening experiences for Washington residents. The weeks and months following a crash can also cause you a great deal of grief. It may help to understand the steps to take following an accident.

What to know about BUI accidents in Seattle

Coming up is Seafair Weekend in Seattle, which is a water, land and air festival at Genesee Park. As with any holiday, this often means partying with alcohol. While you may be well versed in how to prevent drunk driving on the road, you may not know the laws about drunk driving on the lake.

Tips for dealing with property damage after a car accident

If you just got into a car accident, you may be frustrated and wondering how you are going to settle a property damage claim or personal injury lawsuit against the other driver. Paying for repairs on your own is a daunting thought. You understandably want to get compensated, move on and put the collision behind you.

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