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Car Accidents Archives

Crash inspires more questions about safety of self-driving tech

The idea that a vehicle could drive itself without a human operator behind the wheel was nothing more than science fiction 10 years ago. However, modern technological advancements and artificial computer intelligence have come a long way in recent years. Self-driving cars are already being tested and used on Washington roads. The question is: Are they safe?

Prevent car accidents when the roads are slippery

Drivers in Washington state encounter slick, wet roads all the time. These driving conditions can reduce the traction of your wheels, and spin-outs and slide-out crashes are common. As such, drivers need to be aware of safety practices that can prevent an accident when the roads are slippery.

How do I know when it's time to service my brakes?

Your vehicle's ability to stop is essential for accident avoidance, so if you haven't taken your car into the brake shop for a checkup in a while, you might want to do so as soon as possible. After all, a split second of stopping time could mean the difference between life and death on the road.

Mother and 4-year-old girl injured in tragic Washington collision

A mother was driving with her 4-year-old daughter in the back seat of a sport utility vehicle when another vehicle struck them. Both the mother and her daughter suffered injuries in the accident. The 4-year-old required helicopter transportation, and the mother was taken by ambulance to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Is the legalization of marijuana increasing car accidents?

You might think that the legalization of recreational marijuana would increase the number of car accidents and auto fatalities in the United States. After all, with marijuana more readily available, wouldn't people be more likely to be driving while intoxicated? Two recent studies seem to disagree on this matter.

Do Yakima police give special treatment to some drunk drivers?

The state of Washington has enacted stiff drunk driving laws in order to keep law-abiding drivers safe from getting hurt. There are numerous drunk drivers, with whom we share the road, every single day, possibly driving right alongside us. Yakima police want to change this by implementing very strict enforcement standards, but some Yakima residents are questioning whether police give special treatment to certain DUI drivers.