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Buying your teenager’s first car: auto safety group’s picks for used cars.

Buying your teenager’s first car: auto safety group’s picks for used cars. | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
It may be the most stressful auto-buying decision parents have to make: what to buy their teenaged children when the kids get their drivers’ licenses and can’t wait to get on the road. The Insuranc...
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Supreme Court to hear case on Facebook threats

Supreme Court to hear case on Facebook threats | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to consider a classic free speech case for the 21st century: When do threatening comments made on social media sites such as Facebook cross the line into criminal activity?
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Survey: More than half of drivers use phone at wheel

Survey: More than half of drivers use phone at wheel | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The dangerous, widely illegal behavior is more aggravating than tailgating. Still, many cop to using phone behind the wheel.
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States wrestle with measuring stoned driver impairment levels | Crime | Bradenton Herald

States wrestle with measuring stoned driver impairment levels | Crime | Bradenton Herald | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Josephine Drum says her daughter was “cheated out of life” when she was killed while driving to work in downtown Seattle in 2012, hit by a man in a Jeep whose blood tested positive for marijuana. “I feel if you smoke marijuana and you have to smoke it, that you should not be able to drive under the influence,” said Drum, of Stockton, Calif. “I’m 84 years old. To have lost my daughter is something hard for me to accept.” With the push to legalize marijuana surging in popularity, states want to assure the public that roads will be safe. But they face a perplexing question: How stoned is too stoned to drive?
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2014 gallops into Tacoma with First Night festivities | Entertainment | The News Tribune

2014 gallops into Tacoma with First Night festivities | Entertainment | The News Tribune | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Unless you’ve been out of town for six years, you’ve probably heard of First Night: the arts-based, family-friendly, indoor-outdoor celebration that takes over downtown Tacoma on New Year’s Eve every year.
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Say: Don't have plans for New Year's Eve?  Check out Tacoma First Night: 

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Government speeds research on car safety systems

Government speeds research on car safety systems | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is speeding up research on safety systems that automatically prevent drivers from operating their cars if they are drunk or aren't properly buckled in.
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Government is future focused regarding car safety systems

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Tesla car fire shows electric models face safety challenges

Tesla car fire shows electric models face safety challenges | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
When debris on a Seattle-area freeway pierced the battery of a $70,000-plus Tesla Model S and touched off a raging fire, it raised new safety concerns for electric-vehicle owners.
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Report: California Law Reduces Teen Crashes by 68 Percent - Motor Trend WOT

Report: California Law Reduces Teen Crashes by 68 Percent - Motor Trend WOT | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The Automobile Club of Southern California has issued a new report, revealing that the number of teen crashes has dropped since 1998.
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Graduated driver's licensing regulations for teens seem to be working.

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US requires car makers to offer data about recalls

US requires car makers to offer data about recalls | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
DETROIT (AP) — Starting next summer, U.S. consumers will be able to search a giant database to find out if their cars or motorcycles have been recalled and if the vehicles have been fixed.
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Starting next summer, the US will require the car companies to add information about recalls to a database so consumers can search for their car.

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Teen Driver Guide | Common Risks Faced by New Drivers

Teen Driver Guide | Common Risks Faced by New Drivers | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
When your Teen Driver Gets Behind the Wheel, He or She is at High-Risk of an Accident. Learn to Protect your Teen From Common Accident-Causing Risks.
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Worried about your teen on the road? Check out this article.

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Steering you right: The circle game

Steering you right: The circle game | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Q: It seems that wherever we go these days – shopping centers, new subdivisions, even well traveled routes that used to be straight lines – there are roundabouts, those goofy
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Are roundabouts really safer?

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City of Tacoma responds to crosswalk vigilantes

City of Tacoma responds to crosswalk vigilantes | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Of course Tacoma needs more bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks. City traffic engineers say they’re the first to admit that.
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This is a follow up article on the Tacoma Crosswalk Vigilante story we posted a while ago.  The saga continues…

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Oregon, Washington road deaths plummeting faster than most states

Oregon, Washington road deaths plummeting faster than most states | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Despite growing populations and having more drivers on the road, Oregon and Washington have seen some of the nation's largest declines in traffic deaths in the past decade, according to a new study.
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Law allowing motorcyclists to run red lights goes into effect

Law allowing motorcyclists to run red lights goes into effect | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Some motorcycle riders have had the experience of pulling up to a stop light and waiting and waiting for the light to change because sensors for cars and trucks failed to detect the motorcycle.
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Texting and Driving Statistics

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Al Patrick | Lawyers East - Personal Injury Attorney's curator insight, July 18, 2014 8:22 AM

Unfortunately, lots of people ignore the danger that they are well aware of - the standard "it'll never happen to me."

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Family cat saves kid from attacking dog

Family cat saves kid from attacking dog | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Man may have a new best friend after surveillance video surfaced showing a cat saving a boy from an attacking dog in Bakersfield Tuesday.

In the video posted to YouTube by the boy's father, the child can be seen riding his bicycle in the driveway. A separate camera shows the dog creeping
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Auto Bits: How to protect yourself from uninsured drivers

Auto Bits: How to protect yourself from uninsured drivers | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Tip of the WeekThough most states require drivers to have car insurance, there are still motorists who take their chances and drive without coverage or with insufficient coverage. Nationwide, an estimated 14 percent of drivers are uninsured, and, in a handful of states, that figure tops 20 percent, according to the Insurance Research Council.If you have an accident with a driver who doesn't have insurance or lacks sufficient coverage, you could find yourself on the hook for thousands of dollars
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With temps dropping, it's time to winterize your car

With temps dropping, it's time to winterize your car | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
If your car's not ready for winter, it may remind you in a not-so-nice way.
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Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck | Video on TED.com

When Joshua Prager was 19, a devastating bus accident left him a hemiplegic. He returned to Israel twenty years later to find the driver who turned his world upside down.
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Study finds drivers in state busy on cellphones, texting

Study finds   drivers in state busy on cellphones, texting | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
One in 12 drivers were using cellphones or other electronic devices while behind the wheel on Washington roads — and half of those were texting — in the first study of its kind in this state.
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Tesla’s Model S aces federal crash tests

Tesla’s Model S aces federal crash tests | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed Tuesday that Tesla’s Model S sedan received five-star ratings in every category set by the agency.
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Tesla's Model S has received the highest crash test rating of any car, ever.

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Oakbrook residents take safety, walkability into their own hands | Lakewood | The News Tribune

Oakbrook residents take safety, walkability into their own hands | Lakewood | The News Tribune | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The turning point came in 2009 when Lisa Klinkhammer’s daughter was almost hit by a car while riding her bike down a busy street in Lakewood’s sprawling Oakbrook neighborhood.
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An Oakbrook group is raising money to add a safe, walkable shoulder to a busy street.

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School slow-speed zones to expand near 7 Tacoma elementaries | Education | The News Tribune

School slow-speed zones to expand near 7 Tacoma elementaries | Education | The News Tribune | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
Drivers will have to watch their speed more carefully this fall as city officials expand the reduced-speed zones around seven Tacoma elementary schools.
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Tacoma elementary schools plan to add slow-speed zones.

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Autonomous cars, trucks not far off for Washington drivers

Autonomous cars, trucks not far off for Washington drivers | Olympia Personal Injury Lawyer | Scoop.it
The 'Google Car,' a driverless car, is being tested by Google in California. Here in Washington, we don't have laws that would allow that, yet. But we're getting there, and faster than you might think.
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Autonomous cars may not be far off for Washington drivers.

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