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Seattle Times news librarian Gene Balk crunches the numbers

Topic: safety

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April 18, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Report: Seattle ranks No. 2 for cyclist and pedestrian safety

Considering the amount of behind-the-wheel texting and mobile phone calling we see every day in this city, the following may come as a surprise: Among large U.S. cities, Seattle has the second-lowest fatality rate for pedestrians and cyclists, according to a new report. The 2014 Benchmarking Report, released this week by the…

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January 22, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Washington near top for safe driving — and for the most driving laws

A new report from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety ranks Washington as one of the 10 safest states for drivers. The group identified 15 laws that contribute to basic highway safety, and based its rankings solely on the number of these laws that have been enacted by each state. These 15 laws pertain to restrictions on…

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