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Safety Concerns for Teen Drivers in Seattle

While we're getting closer to the end of summer, the risks associated with teen drivers still remain a concern in Seattle. The American Automobile Association (AAA) reports that in the summer of 2016, teen drivers were responsible for more than 1,050 car accident fatalities. One simple reason for this is, after school lets out for...

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Seattle’s Worst Intersections for Pedestrians

When traffic accidents occur at Seattle intersections, they can often be catastrophic. It’s not uncommon for an inattentive driver to cause a T-bone accident or head-on collision when running a traffic light or stop sign. But in Seattle's worst intersections, pedestrians are often put at risk. Sometimes, the location and infrastructure of an intersection can...

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E-bikes Pose a Problem For Seattle Pedestrians

We've all been there: You're navigating a busy sidewalk downtown, when out of nowhere, a bicyclist nearly crashes into you. Unfortunately, our sidewalks are about to get even more dangerous. LimeBike, one of the many bike-share companies, has provided their fleet of electric bicycles (e-bikes), which can reach speeds of 20 miles an hour. Those...

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One Survivor Tells His Story About an Accident with an Impaired Driver

Every day, responsible motorists are injured because of the actions of impaired drivers. Recovery can often take months or years and can be financially burdensome on those affected. Within a split second, your life can be changed by an impaired driver. One driver discusses his lengthy recovery and the hardships a single drunk driving accident...

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An Expensive Bump in the Road

Seattle ranks in the top 12 cities with the worst streets. According to a recent article, 45 percent of our roads are considered to be in poor condition, and one of the leading causes of this is potholes. Potholes typically occur on roads that have high traffic and poor drainage. In the wintertime, when standing...

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The Inherent Dangers of Smaller Vehicles

According to insurance claim statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), smaller and lighter cars were more likely to be involved in accidents with more personal injury claims than larger cars. One general reason for this is that small cars don't provide their occupants with the same level of protection as larger cars....

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Dark Clothing, Rainy Weather and Short Days Put Seattle Pedestrians at Risk

Black clothing is deeply embedded in Seattle's culture and fashion. But with the short days, dense fog and rainy weather, motorists often find themselves at odds with pedestrians, and dark clothing contributes to injury risks. In January, daylight quickly rotates to night at around 4:30 PM. That time also marks Seattle's bustling after-work rush, with...

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The High Cost of a Low Price

Black Friday deals lead to brawls The holiday season is a joyous time for many. We celebrate with a feast on Thanksgiving and gifts on Christmas, then end the season by ringing in the New Year with our family and friends. However, another holiday has developed over the years that has become known, not for...

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Infotainment Systems Distracted Driving Accidents

In-car infotainment systems raise risks of distracted driving accidents If you're of a certain age, you probably remember when a car radio featured a couple of knobs and a few push buttons to find your favorite stations. But those days are long gone. Today, many modern car "radios" are anything but simple. If you have...

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