Category: Distracted Driving

Video Contest Focuses on Hands-Free Distractions to Drivers

Posted on March 7, 2014 in Distracted Driving

The National Safety Council, which contends that the use of even hands-free electronics is distracting to drivers, is sponsoring a video contest as part of its observance of Distracted Driving Awareness Month during April. Contest...Read More

Yakima Considers Regulation of Billboards, Digital Signs

Posted on December 2, 2013 in Distracted Driving

If you live in or visit Yakima, Washington, you are undoubtedly aware of the proliferation of billboards and digital signs around the city. Yakima itself welcomes visitors with a sign visible from Interstate 82 declaring...Read More

National Safety Council Points to Dangers of Distracted Driving

Posted on May 10, 2013 in Distracted Driving

Distracted driving has long been a cause of accidents. In recent years, though, the use of mobile phones and navigation devices has caused the number of distracted-driving accidents to rise significantly. The National Safety Council...Read More

Multiple Drivers May Be at Fault in Some Accidents

Posted on May 7, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

One man was killed April 9 in a three-vehicle accident on Route 243 near Mattawa, Wash., that also injured five others, according to news reports.  The 63-year-olc man was riding in a car that slowed...Read More

Yakima’s Most Dangerous Intersections Get Attention

Posted on March 14, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Pedestrian accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

As Yakima grows and drivers continue to take safety risks, Yakima’s busiest intersections are becoming more dangerous, KIMA-TV reports. Residents and law enforcement agree that the increased use of cellphones and other electronic devices, coupled...Read More

More Gadgets, More Distracted Driving

Posted on March 5, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

A 19-year-old Yakima teenager was injured recently in a single vehicle rollover accident near Naches, Washington, according to a report by the Yakima Herald. The teenager, who was driving a Ford Explorer along U.S. 12,...Read More

Washington State Survey Offers Insights into Drivers’ Behavior

Posted on February 27, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Pedestrian accident, Personal Injury

A federal and state initiative has states conducting annual driver surveys to find out what drivers think about their own and others’ driving behavior and to gauge awareness of safety campaigns. The results of the...Read More

Common Reasons That Drivers Veer From Their Lanes

Posted on February 13, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

An Oregon man was killed when his pickup truck drifted off the road near White Salmon, Washington, struck a tree and burst into flames. State Patrol officials think the man most likely died of severe...Read More

Does Safe Driving Really Equal Lower Insurance Premiums?

Posted on February 5, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Insurance companies bombard us with ads telling us that being a safe driver will result in lower insurance rates. From “vanishing deductibles” to “safe driver discounts” to the latest in car-monitoring devices, we are told...Read More

CDC Survey Highlights Prevalence of Drowsy Driving

Posted on January 15, 2013 in Car Accidents, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury, Traumatic Injuries

The issue of drowsy, or fatigued, driving is in the news again after the release of a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The largest survey completed to date includes responses from...Read More

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