Why don’t we talk more about car accident trauma?

This week, a former traffic reporter shared his experiences about his own "two terrifying car accidents." In the first, he struck a pedestrian on the highway; in the second, he swerved to avoid a merging vehicle and struck an oncoming truck. Neither collision was fatal, but the second crash left him with two broken [...]

Honor crash victims on World Day of Remembrance

On the third Sunday of November,  people around the world find ways to honor crash victims in the annual World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The CDC estimates that 1.35 million people are killed in traffic violence each year. Millions of crash victims sustain serious injuries. These are unthinkable numbers. I know that, [...]

2021-02-10T00:20:26+00:00Editorial|0 Comments

3 things you can do to avoid a Thanksgiving car crash

The weekend around Thanksgiving unfortunately sees lots of fatal and serious-injury crashes. The uptick can probably be attributed to several factors, including increased traffic, bad driving weather, and time of travel - along with the usual suspects of speeding, distracted driving, and impaired or drunk driving. This year, AAA predicts that Thanksgiving weekend will see [...]

2020-02-14T23:25:40+00:00Editorial|0 Comments

Our comments on the Washington Trucking Associations petition

The Washington Trucking Associations, Inc. has petitioned for a ruling to preempt our state's longstanding employment law as it pertains to meal and rest break rules for commercial motor vehicle drivers. Petition for Determination of Preemption: Washington Meal and Rest Break Rules for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers  The purpose behind the rule is to protect [...]

2020-03-15T22:14:06+00:00Editorial|0 Comments

A letter to my fellow Seattle drivers

Dear Seattle drivers, I want to have an honest talk with you. It was recently reported in the Seattle Times Traffic Lab that 101 people were seriously injured or killed in 98 collisions on Seattle streets in the first 6 months of the year. That is the highest number in the first six months of [...]

2019-08-20T17:33:33+00:00Car Crashes, Editorial|0 Comments

A clean water legacy for a teenage crash victim

Garrett was 15 years old when he was killed by a distracted semi-truck driver at 60 mph on a Washington State highway. Before he died, Garrett wrote that “a legacy is something you leave behind.” Garrett knew that his own legacy was still unknown, but wrote that he “planned to change the whole world.”  He was interested in [...]

2020-02-14T23:19:04+00:00Editorial|0 Comments
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