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Does the legalization of recreational marijuana make roads more dangerous?

In 2012, Washington and Colorado become the first US states to legalize recreational cannabis use. One great concern with this legalization was the fear that more people would drive while under the influence. Since 2012, multiple studies have been done that have tried to determine if legalization created more danger on the roads. Spike in...

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Our Car Accident Attorneys Discuss Wheel Runoff Accidents in Seattle

When a wheel detaches from a vehicle, the consequence can be catastrophic – especially on highly traveled roadways in the Seattle-Tacoma area.  While there haven’t been any recent wheel runoff accidents in the news, let’s not forget the devastating 2016 crash that occurred on Interstate 5, just south of Seattle. After a passenger vehicle lost a wheel, it...

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Despite Fewer Traffic Fatalities, Seattle Roads Are Still Dangerous

There was a very slight reduction of 1.8 percent in traffic fatalities in the United States in 2017. And the trend has continued during the first half of 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): From January to March, there were 8,070 traffic fatalities, a 2.4 percent reduction from the same period...

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One Simple Change Can Improve Road Safety In Seattle

Sometimes the smallest change can have the greatest impact. Recent research published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that if speed limits were lowered by as little as 5 mph, it could significantly decrease speeding overall, and potentially decrease the likelihood of a car accident.   Slow and steady increases safety Last year, IIHS conducted a study in Boston, a...

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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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