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Misconceptions about right-of-way in Washington: Part 2

On the road, right-of-way is an important guide to safety. In the courtroom, it can also help an accident victim prove that the other driver is at fault for injuries and damage. Every driver in Washington should understand when to yield and when to proceed to avoid dangerous crashes.

Misconceptions about right-of-way in Washington: Part 1

Traffic laws can keep drivers, cyclists and pedestrians out of harm's way on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers quickly forget the lessons they once memorized in a driver's education course. They can find themselves in trouble with police or in an accident if they neglect the law.

Celebrate Distracted Driving Awareness Month

When heading down the road to the grocery store - a route you have taken a thousand times - are you tempted to entertain yourself on the way? Do you tap away a quick message to remind your spouse to pick up the kids from school?

Pedestrian deaths rose faster than any other crash type

The world can be a dangerous place. Traffic accidents can happen to anyone at any time - even if they aren't the one driving. Simply walking along the street may be enough to cause a Seattle resident to get hurt in a crash.

Could police make Seattle intersections safer?

Intersections can be dangerous, especially during rush hour. Drivers in a hurry may attempt to pass through an intersection just before the light turns red, if not during a red light. In the worst case, they can cause a crash. While there are legal punishments for these crimes, sadly they still happen on a daily basis.

Recognizing the signs of whiplash

Unlike movie depictions, traffic accidents don't always involve explosions or catastrophic dives off of cliffs. In fact, the majority of accidents don't look like much. A few dents might not seem so destructive, but minor crashes can still create major injuries for drivers and passengers.

Good tires can save you from an emergency

We have all had risky moments on the road: swerving out of the way, braking hard or slipping toward an intersection. Many drivers owe their safety in these situations to their tires. As the only point of contact between your vehicle and the ground, tires have a vital role.

Honking at other drivers may backfire

The horn is one of the earliest automobile safety features in history, but it might also be one of the most abused. Honking can help produce a sound loud enough to alert other drivers to potential dangers. However, it can create major problems if not used as intended.

Teen driver on marijuana crashed into truck, killing passengers

There's no question that fatal car accidents are tragic, but they are especially heart-wrenching when teens and children are involved. The loss of a young life leaves behind the question of what could have been.

Recipe for a vehicle emergency kit

The most careful drivers can still experience a traffic accident. Every driver should be prepared for the worst scenario. Especially in bad weather, carrying a few essentials in your vehicle will help you stay calm, cool and collected if you are stuck or hurt.

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