Seattle residents may be aware that concern over fatal drunk driving accidents is leading efforts in many states to outlaw drive-up liquor stores. Here in Washington state, it is illegal for liquor retailers to have drive-up windows, however, more than 20 states do allow these curbside alcohol sales.
Although Seattle has a reputation as a bicycle-friendly city, those who bike here know that it can be dangerous. Unfortunately, too often we see stories on the evening news about distracted or reckless drivers who change a bicyclist's life forever with one poor decision.
An SUV crashed into a Starbucks in Sammamish, Washington, on Monday afternoon injuring three people.
Anyone who has purchased a new car in the Seattle area within recent years may have come across some of the new electronic driving aids. Many automakers are now fitting their cars with technologies such as lane-departure warning systems, fatigue warning alerts and collision avoidance systems. The aids are meant to allow the car to keep the driver from getting into a car accident.