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The dangers of an overloaded truck

You are driving down an incline. In your rearview mirror, you see that a big rig is barreling down the hill behind you. You feel the first jolt of fear. There is a traffic light at the bottom of the hill and the truck is coming closer as you begin to slow.

Top 3 holiday road safety tips

Now that winter is just around the bend, you might be planning to travel across Washington to see loved ones for the holidays. While there's nothing like sharing Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family, the drive to and from celebrations can be an especially risky experience.

Self-driving vehicles are just around the corner

The future is now. That's what Waymo says, anyway. Who or what is Waymo? It's the autonomous vehicle division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Waymo's CEO recently announced that "fully self-driving cars are here."

Monitoring system to reduce wrecks caused by trucker drowsiness

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.

Your life is about to become 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.

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teens

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.

Driven to distraction

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.

Stan Perkins to receive Legal Innovation Award

For his commitment to helping new lawyers get solo practices off the ground, Dean Standish "Stan" Perkins will be honored with the Legal Innovation Award from the Washington State Bar Association. The WSBA selected Perkins for the award for his "commitment to improving access to justice, pioneering an innovative low bono incubator, and enriching the legal profession and those who work within it."

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