(February 2016) A high school student was returning home from cross-country running practice when his car was rear-ended by a fully loaded semi-truck.
His car was pushed into the oncoming lane, where it was struck by another vehicle and caught fire. The student suffered serious burns on his head, neck and hands.See More Results
A decade ago, Washington legislators passed one of the earliest state laws regulating drivers’ cell phone use. Since then, mobile devices have changed dramatically—and distracted driving has become an even bigger problem. On May 16, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5389: a new, more comprehensive distracted driving law. But he vetoed the section of the bill that […]Read More >
Guess when the first drunk driving law was enacted? Back in 1910. That was surprising to me. More than 100 years after this problem was identified, over ten thousand people will die in an alcohol-related crash in the U.S. this year. The early laws prohibited driving while intoxicated, but there was no metric, no […]Read More >
Just a couple of decades ago, alcohol was a factor in nearly half of all fatal crashes in the U.S. Since then, social and legal changes have sliced that number in half. That’s a lot of progress. It’s still far too many senseless deaths. We looked at lessons from drunk driving legislation and change […]Read More >