Auto Safety

Seattle Resident’s Video Shows Cars Crashing On Same Offramp

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A Seattle man filmed a series of accidents that took place on the same offramp and posted the footage online. Now, the video has gone viral.  According to local news outlets, the Seattle resident noticed that several drivers would go too fast and end up crashing against the wall and street corner near an I-5 …

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Traffic Accidents Are Up In WA But Troopers Aren’t Issuing As Many Tickets

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Despite seeing an increase in deadly traffic accidents, Washington state officials are issuing fewer traffic tickets than in previous years, even after pandemic-related measures were lifted and traffic returned to near-normal levels.  As officials blame staffing shortages, there are many other factors that have helped to keep the number of tickets low, including a shift …

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After Crashes, WSP Troopers Urge Drivers To Be Cautious On Wet Roads

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Following one of Washington’s hottest and driest summers in recent history, Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers are urging drivers to be cautious when driving in wet road conditions.  As heavy rain moves in, officials reported, at least 26 accidents were registered by Friday evening in Pierce and Thurston counties alone. According to WSP troopers, these …

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NHTSA Probes Tesla, Other Automakers Over Driver Assistance Programs

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Tesla is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over its driver assistance systems. The goal is to make a comparative analysis between the manufacturer’s and its competitors’ systems to identify how they develop, test, and track auto assistance packages. This follows claims made by Tesla CEO Elon Musk regarding the manufacturer’s …

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Seattle Officials Urge Drivers, Parents Caution This Back-To-School Season

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Seattle public school students went back to in-person learning on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021. In order to help minimize the accident risks associated with the heavy back-to-school traffic, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is reminding local drivers that they should be mindful of children in school zones.  Working with law enforcement to manage safety …

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Toyota Recalls 280K SUVs Over Personal Injury Risk

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Toyota is recalling nearly 300,000 SUVs over air bag wiring issues that could increase the risk of personal injury.  According to the firm, the Venza SUVs from the 2009 through 2015 year models come with side-door airbags whose wires can rub against a grommet in the door. Over time, the damage can cause the airbag …

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Nissan Recalls Infiniti Models After Engine Stall Reports, Accident

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Nissan is recalling several vehicles over engine management software issues that could lead to an engine stall. Because this problem can lead to accidents, the firm decided to launch the recall promptly.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the engine control module (ECM) in the impacted vehicles can go into limp-mode after a …

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