The driver wasn’t drunk. She wasn’t on drugs. She was simply distracted. And that’s all it took for Marybeth Dingledy, a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge to end up with multiple stitches in her face, a concussion and a broken nose. Dingledy was riding her bicycle to work when she was involved in a collision […]
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No parent wants to wake up to a phone call in the middle of the night. Often those calls mean bad news. And with teenagers exhibiting dangerous behaviors now more than ever out on the road, more parents may be getting those horrific calls. It was reported by the Institute for Highway Safety that 11 […]
For a large number of teenagers, drinking and partying are normal occurrences on weekends during the high school years. The Thurston County Prosecutor’s Office knows this and is not standing for it. With the drinking age set at 21, anybody under that is breaking the law when consuming alcohol, no matter how harmless the activity […]
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released some startling statistics: traffic deaths in the US are up and increasing for the first time in eight years. Yikes. Several different factors are playing into the problem, including an increase in discretionary driving, thanks to an improving economy. But one of the hugest contributors is […]
Aggressive is definitely an adjective you could use to describe Senate Bill 289. The bill would call for a “zero tolerance” policy for driving while under the influence of drugs, including, but not limited to marijuana, heroin and painkillers. Of course, lawfully prescribed drugs would not be included under the policy. Senate Bill 289 was […]
The mayor of The Windy City is not taking his fines lightly. He expects a whole series of increases to take place… and soon. Each year there are about 250 dooring accidents in Chicago. This means that a driver opens his or her car door and, with or without realizing it, strikes a bicyclist with […]
Every 32 minutes. That’s how often someone in the US dies at the hand of impaired driving. This number is engrained in the minds of students at Hoquiam High School. A program called “Every 32-Minute) came to a close yesterday, but the haunting memory of it should stick with students for awhile. In the program, […]
Drivers of electric vehicles reap a ton of benefits. They don’t have to pay taxes at the gas pump, they receive a federal tax credit worth thousands of dollars and cars such as the Nissan LEAF get the equivalent of 129 city MPG. Since electric vehicles don’t run on gas, their drivers are not contributing […]
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety is taking a new approach in trying to keep drunk drivers off the road tonight. That approach is called Twitter-shaming. Now some of you may have heard about the trendy LA restaurant that Twitter-shamed some of their would-be guests. People who had made reservations, but […]