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March 2012 Archives

Will mandatory alcohol ignition interlocks stop drunk drivers?

In Washington state, when someone's license is suspended or revoked for a drug or alcohol-related driving offense, he or she is sometimes given an Ignition Interlock License. These licenses allow such drivers to drive vehicles that have been equipped with ignition interlock devices, which do not allow the vehicle to start if it detects alcohol on the driver's breath.

Central Wash. school bus crash remains under investigation

It does not appear that any information has been released about what might have caused the school bus crash in central Washington last week that injured 39 students. There is much to investigate in bus accidents--including the driver's history, log books, vehicle maintenance records as well as information about the bus company.

Are truck drivers well rested when passing through Washington?

Seattle residents may be disappointed to hear that the nation's truck drivers, train engineers and even pilots are not getting enough sleep, according to a study recently released by the National Sleep Foundation.

Seattle area bicyclist is "doored" by car

Car vs. bicycle accidents are a major issue in Seattle--and a life-threatening one at that. Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as cars, but of course many less protections, and these accidents are often devastating.

Another wrong-way driver causes an accident in Seattle today

A wrong-way driver who collided into another car in downtown Seattle this morning is in critical condition, according to news reports. This is the eighth car accident caused by this type of wrong-way driving in Western Washington state since Christmas.

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