Most Dangerous Roads in WA and Reasons Why

Smoky skies over the Pacific Northwest will soon give way to rainy winter weather which is among the factors that experts say increase fatal crash risks for drivers. To prevent catastrophic crashes, drivers need to understand the factors influencing fatalities including where they occur and how to avoid them. Nine of the top 10 deadliest [...]

Add safe truck parking to prevent crashes

A lack of safe truck parking may lead to more truck crashes. Oregon State University researchers looked at truck parking as a public safety issue (PDF). They studied a 290-mile section of Highway 97, a major trucking route that runs along the eastern slope of the Cascades across the whole length of Oregon. Some truck companies use Highway 97 through Oregon [...]

IIHS: Truck speed limiters will save lives

Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), wrote an op-ed on this week. Why Lower Speed Limits and Truck Speed Limiters Will Save Lives. Our research at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has found that 33,000 deaths between 1993 and 2013 can be attributed to speed limit increases. Traffic deaths [...]

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