How can speeding deaths be prevented on Seattle streets?

Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal crashes in the United States, with more than 9,300 deaths occurring in 2018, according to crash data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are two primary reasons why speed-related crashes are typically serious or fatal. One is the increased time and distances required to...

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Roadway infrastructure, a leading factor in rising number of pedestrian deaths

Cars are becoming notably safer. With advanced vehicle safety features, roadway infrastructure that favors vehicular traffic, and laws cracking down on cellphone use behind the wheel, traffic fatalities are steadily beginning to decline. For pedestrians, however, the opposite is happening. According to federal statistics, nearly 50,000 pedestrians have been killed on American roads over the...

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Seattle among the top 10 cities with worst traffic congestion, which can lead to serious crashes

Residents of greater Seattle know how bad traffic congestion can get during the morning and afternoon commute. In fact, according to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report, Seattle is among the top 10 American cities with the worst traffic congestion. On average, each commuter spends about 78 hours each year in traffic congestion. When traffic is...

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Seattle attorneys weigh in on the best ideas to prevent drunk and drugged driving crashes

Although drunk driving-related deaths have decreased over the past three decades, they still claim more than 10,000 lives per year — and account for about 29 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States. In 2017, approximately 220 children died in drunk driving crashes. More than half of them were passengers in a car with a drunk...

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Attorneys React as Washington Wrongful Death Bill Signed into Law

Losing a son or daughter is possibly the most difficult thing for a parent to face, especially when it could have been prevented. What’s worse, Washington parents have historically had limited legal options. Some provisions of the wrongful death statute have made pursuing damages a frustrating, and sometimes impossible, ordeal. That will soon change. Washington...

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