Auto Safety

Experts: Carry These Items In Your Car During Winter To Survive

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During winter time, it is important to keep in mind that snowstorms can often hit unexpectedly. Being prepared is the best way to stay safe. But what does it mean to be prepared?  Experts argue that when driving through snow, motorists should always have a winter car survival kit in their vehicle. This kit will …

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After Dozens Of Crashes, Washington Officials Urge Caution During Winter

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In 2021, Washington State officials told reporters, we must strive to be better drivers. That includes remembering that winter driving conditions still put lives in danger. Even if fewer people are hitting the road due to the pandemic.  According to officials with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), snow has never ceased to be …

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Expert Says Accidents Are More Likely Following ‘First Wet Days’

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During winter, law enforcement officials often urge drivers to be cautious due to the slippery, icy roads. While many drivers understand that the cold weather can make roads more dangerous, many often ignore the fact that even a rain is enough to make roads more slick. In order to help drivers better understand the risks …

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WSP To Deploy DUI Patrols For The Holiday Season

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Considering New Year’s Eve is one of the deadliest nights on the country’s highways, it is no wonder that law enforcement agencies across the nation deploy extra patrols during the holiday season.  In Washington state, things won’t be any different. According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the agency will be ramping up its DUI …

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Driver Replaces Headlamps With Flashlights, Increasing Accident Risks

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From some using fake “passengers” to use the carpooling lane to drivers completely ignoring speed limits during the lockdowns, Washington State Patrol troopers have seen it all. As a matter of fact, they have even seen drivers using flashlights in lieu of headlights!  According to several news outlets, a WSP trooper pulled over a Chevy …

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Consumer Watchdog: Ignoring Auto Recalls Increases Accident Risks

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Automakers are required to contact car owners directly via mail when their vehicles are recalled. Additionally, news outlets and blogs such as ours regularly report on auto recalls, hoping that the announcements will reach a greater number of people and help to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, many car owners either ignore recall alerts or put off …

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WSDOT, WSP Officials: Follow These Tips To Avoid Accidents This Winter

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As we approach winter, officials with the Washington State Patrol and the Washington State Department of Transportation are urging drivers to take some important precautions to avoid accidents. Most importantly, they are urging Washington drivers to be mindful of the winter conditions and how to properly navigate them.  In their discussion with a local news …

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