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Just how dangerous are air bags?

Safety is on the mind of any person who ever gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. They might purchase a car because of a high safety rating or because of an incredible number of air bags. Safety is important, but even safety tools inside a vehicle have their own risks.

1 killed, 2 injured in serious car crash in Washington

A car crash comes unexpectedly. One minute, you may be thinking about what you want to eat for lunch or where you'd like to go for dinner, and the next you find yourself calling 911 for help. It's a shocking situation to deal with, and it can take all of your energy just to get through it.

Here's what you should know about distracted driving in America

Car crashes happen every day in the United States. There's a good chance that you may have seen one while driving to or from work, for example. Or course, the truth is that many of the crashes that happen could be avoided. People simply get distracted and don't pay attention to what they should be doing, which is focusing on the road ahead of them.

Washington State drunk driving deaths exceed U.S. average

If you are like a lot of people in Washington State, you might assume that all of the awareness campaigns and strong laws concerning drunk driving have made significant and positive impacts in the community. That may be true, but the fact of the matter is that drunk drivers continue to plague the region and cause ongoing and unnecessary tragedies for innocent people and families.

State sees increase in auto deaths

Residents in Washington State have for years heard about the dangers of drunk driving. Numerous public awareness and education campaigns have been launched to reiterate the need for people to make responsible decisions and to make safety a priority. However, many drivers simply refuse to think this way when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Instead, they choose to drive in ways that put others at risk. Drunk driving, speeding and more are just some of the problems this results in.

How to spot the signs of road rage

If you have ever found yourself getting irritated or becoming enraged while attempting to navigate the Washington roadways, you are not alone. According to AAA, at least 80% of drivers say they have angry while driving at some point within the last year. The problem comes when feelings of frustration and anger turn into road rage and lead to dangerous driving behaviors. Aggressive driving not only puts the driver at risk of becoming involved in a deadly car accident, it endangers the lives of everyone else on the road. Knowing how to spot the signs of road rage may help you minimize your risk of getting into a deadly car accident. 

Study: Hands-free cellphones not safe for drivers

In Washington, and in many other states in the nation, it is illegal for drivers to use a hand-held cellphone while behind the wheel. The dangers behind this practice can be seen through the many people who are injured and killed in drunk driving accidents every year. In an attempt to use a cellphone while behind the wheel and stay in compliance with the law, many drivers have started using hands-free cellphones. Although these devices are marketed as safe alternative to hand-held cellphones, studies show that this may not always be the case.

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