Washington State legal help and resources available during COVID-19 pandemic

The Washington State Bar Association created a full list of legal help, resources and information available during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sharing the full version of their recent post, COVID-19 Legal Resources and Information for the Public so that our Coluccio Law clients and friends can access and share this valuable resource. Washington State Legal Help [...]

What you need to know about our pedestrian traffic laws

It seems straightforward: people usually have the right-of-way over motor vehicles. But most of our roadways were designed for the ease of cars, not the safety of pedestrians. As a result, drivers often forget—or simply disregard—the laws protecting the rights and safety of pedestrians. Washington pedestrian traffic laws Q: When do pedestrians have the right-of-way? [...]

New Washington State distracted driving law: what you need to know

A decade ago, the Washington State distracted driving law was passed - and became one of the first 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. [...]

Lawmakers searching for practical solution to distracted driving

Distracted driving is a serious issue on the roadways of Washington, as well as across our country. There are basically 3 forms of distracted driving: visual, cognitive, and manual. Visual distraction occurs when the driver is looking at anything except the road, i.e. their cellphone. Cognitive distraction is when the driver's mind isn't on the [...]

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