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Washington Vulnerable User Laws 

Traffic safety is a priority for Washington — especially when it comes to reducing fatalities and injuries among the most vulnerable people on the road. Pedestrians, cyclists, scooter users, and wheelchair users can suffer severe damage during collisions with motor vehicles due to the sheer size and weight difference. The resulting injuries can be even

Washington Bicycle Accident Hotspots 2013-2017 [Interactive Map]

Washington has a reputation for embracing bicycles – a national study has even ranked Washington as the most bicycle-friendly state in the United States for eight years in a row. Although fatalities and serious injury collisions among bicyclists have decreased in recent years, the fact remains that bicycle collisions still occur throughout the state on

Bicycle Helmet Laws in Washington State

Bicycle accidents can lead to severe damage and injury, especially if you are not wearing a helmet at the time. Studies show that wearing a helmet increases cyclist safety significantly, protecting you from severe head trauma and brain injury. However, not all states or municipalities require you to wear a helmet while riding. Do you

Tips for Avoiding Car Accidents in Smoky Conditions

The Seattle area is inundated with smoke from wildfires burning in British Columbia, Oregon, California, and around the state of Washington.  According to Washington State Department of Ecology, the smoke in Seattle and King County is causing unhealthy air quality.  Smoky air conditions not only cause unsafe breathing conditions, but can also cause unsafe driving

Dangers of Dockless Bike Sharing in Seattle

Bicycling is a common way to commute in Seattle, Washington. With thousands of bikers hitting the sidewalks, bike lanes, and roads every year, accommodating bicyclists is a top traffic priority. One trend that has swiftly boomed in popularity in Seattle is private, free-floating bike sharing. In fact, Seattle was the first major city to employ