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What questions do Washington residents get wrong on driving test?

Did you know that almost half of the Washington state residents who take the drivers' exam fail it the first time around? According to the Department of Licensing, test-takers must correctly answer at least 20 of 25 questions about safe driving practices and traffic laws in order to pass the "knowledge test." The questions are generated randomly from a pool of 185.

History and importance of the crash-test dummy

Frequent topics discussed in our Seattle Car Accident Attorneys Blog include new studies and motor vehicle features designed to lessen the risks of dangerous car accidents. Various research projects have made way for numerous safety features to be added to cars in the past several years, and a recent New York Times report delved into just how these studies are performed.

Bicyclist hit by two pickup trucks in Wenatchee, Washington

A 27-year-old man from Wenatchee, Washington, was struck by not one but two pickup trucks yesterday afternoon while riding his bicycle. The man survived the auto collision, but he may have suffered a broken pelvis, according to a news report.

Washington State Attorney General warns of texting and driving

A national survey released by the Ad Council found that 60 percent of drivers ages 16 to 24 say they have texted while driving. Washington's State Attorney General Rob McKenna says that statistic is alarming, especially since the dangers of texting and driving are already well-known. For young license-holders who are already more accident-prone than other drivers, texting while driving often leads to terrible crashes including fatal motor vehicle accidents.

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