Washington Highway Law
Results from the latest survey of seat belt use in Washington were released recently and they show that the use rate has jumped to 97.6 percent. This is the biggest improvement in years and is expected to be one of the highest in the nation.
The State Patrol cites about 47,000 people annually for failing to buckle up. The “Click it or Ticket Project” which is the primary enforcement seat belt law has resulted in a 21% drop in vehicle occupant deaths, from an average of 518 from 1995 to 2002, to an average of 410 from 2003 to 2009. During those same time periods serious injuries from traffic crashes dropped 25%. Read the rest »
Every year an average of more than 700 bicyclists are killed and over 500,000 injured in the United States.
There are millions of cyclists on the roads – the same roads occupied by millions of motor vehicles that are larger, heavier and faster than bikes. So, while bicycling is one of the most popular ways to get around, whether for recreation, sport or transportation, defensive driving applies to people who pedal with their feet to travel, as well as to those who push the gas pedal. Read the rest »
Nearly 670 Cell Phone Violations in Washington State in 20 Days – Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Points out Why Using a Mobile Device While Driving Could be Disastrous
Washington State’s new cell phone law is already making an impact. Troopers of the Washington State Patrol issued nearly 670 citations for cell phone or texting violations between June 10 – the date the new cell phone and texting law went into effect – and July 1. As of June 10, Washington’s previous law on cell phones and texting moved from secondary to primary. That means officers no longer need some other reason to stop you if they see you texting or holding a cell phone to your ear. Read the rest »
Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer Urges Proper Seat Belt Use After a High Speed Collision Leaves a Washington State Woman without Seatbelt in Critical Condition
A 19-year old woman is in critical condition after being ejected from her vehicle during a collision on Evergreen Parkway in Olympia, Washington State. The woman failed to negotiate a left hand curve on the roadway, causing the vehicle to roll over and eject her from the car. Four occupants in her car suffered minor injuries. Read the rest »
Make Safety Your Driving Companion – Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Encourages Safe Driving
If you are headed out on the highways this summer to take advantage of the warm weather and school breaks, please take a few minutes before you go to make safety your driving companion. Unfortunately, summer getaways or visits with family and friends can easily turn tragic as the result of poor safety decisions behind the wheel and not keeping your vehicle properly maintained. Read the rest »