Distracted Driving

Types of Brain Injuries From Car Accidents

Brain injuries often result in long-lasting disabilities for individuals. Unfortunately, vehicle accidents are a leading cause of brain injuries in Seattle and throughout the United States. Here, we want to delve into the various types of brain injuries regularly caused by vehicle accidents. No two brain injuries are exactly alike. The signs and symptoms...

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Understanding the dangers of highway hypnosis

If you ever arrived at your destination and cannot remember driving there or snapped out of a daze and realized that you drove past your exit, you may have experienced highway hypnosis. Besides being disorienting, highway hypnosis is dangerous and can lead to serious car accidents. Causes Driving along a monotonous road, a well-known...

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Lawmakers believe vehicles should keep an eye on their drivers

Some vehicle features intended to make driving safer — lane keeping assist, automatic braking and adaptive cruise control, to name a few — actually make it more likely that a driver will succumb to distractions. These systems and others provide control that can seem as if the vehicle is driving itself. As Consumer Reports...

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How does using a GPS count as distracted driving?

The use of a GPS to guide you to your destination is one of the great benefits of modern electronics. Still, like any tech, you should use it responsibly. Many drivers may not realize that using a GPS while driving may count as distracted driving and could lead to a serious auto accident. If you...

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What are the three types of distracted driving?

Distracted driving can happen in a variety of ways even though people often associate it with cell phones. Something as simple as having a conversation with a passenger can be distracted driving. Things you do every day without thinking about them can distract you while driving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains there...

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Is drowsy driving a form of distraction?

Washington drivers like you understand that distracted driving behaviors pose risks to everyone. But did you know that certain forms of distracted driving can happen without you knowing about it? Or even doing anything to distract yourself? Drowsy driving falls under this category. There is nothing you are doing in particular that will distract you....

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The penalties for distracted driving in Washington

The practice of distracted driving in Washington and throughout the U.S. results in numerous serious accidents every day. To put an end to this, the state of Washington asks observers to call 911 if they witness a driver under the influence of electronics.While drivers may use devices such as hands-free Bluetooth, they may not...

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A few tell-tale signs of good and bad driving

In 2017, Washington’s distracted driving law went into effect and made it illegal for drivers to operate a cell phone or a mobile device. Authorities credit that law with reducing traffic fatalities in the state. Many other factors go into a person’s ability to safely and competently navigate the roads while behind a wheel. A...

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Where Washington State ranks in distracted driving accidents

Washington State’s distracted driving law makes it illegal to use a mobile phone or portable electronic device while operating a vehicle. Since the law went into effect in 2017, traffic fatalities have reduced noticeably. According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, the majority of residents are aware that holding a cell phone while driving is illegal. Approximately...

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The dangers of eating while driving

Recent years have seen a greater emphasis placed in avoiding distracted driving (with a good deal of that placed on avoiding cell phone use while behind the wheel). There are, however, a number of other types of driving distractions that may be even more prevalent (and thus potentially more dangerous) than using a cell...

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