Health professionals have long foretold the dangers of smoking. Many smokers know that the habit can affect their lungs, teeth and heart, but at least it doesn't hurt anyone else - or so they may believe. What many people don't realize is that smoking can also be a hazard on the road.
How often do you drive in the dark? Right now in Seattle, the sun sets before 4:30 p.m. Chances are that you've been relying heavily on your headlights and street lamps. Your vision and well-being depend on your headlights' ability to function.
If you plan to jet off for the holidays, you might also be planning to rent a vehicle during your visit. Renting a car might make you worried about wrecking it, then receiving an outrageous repair bill from the company. However, that's not the biggest threat; driving an unfamiliar car can compromise your well-being.
Seattle shoppers may be out dashing from store to store to catch Black Friday deals today, but online gift purchasing is constantly rising in popularity. Throughout December, it's not uncommon to pass a delivery truck on the roads. In fact, you may be swept up in the frenzy yourself as a seasonal delivery driver.
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.
Governor Jay Inslee has designated this week as our state's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. The goal is to reduce the number of traffic crashes that result in injuries and fatalities.
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."
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.