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November 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Long day of driving ahead? First, get some sleep

Safety groups are marking the onset of early darkness by declaring this to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week nationally, as well as here in cloudy Western Washington. Last year, there were seven deaths in the state related to sleepy driving, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Drowsy driving causes 100,000 crashes a year, resulting…


Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: distracted driving, Mora Shaw, sleep

April 7, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Washington officers to crack down on distracted driving

Law-enforcement officers throughout the state will be cracking down on distracted drivers starting later this week as part of a new national distracted-driving enforcement campaign. Officers from more than 100 law-enforcement agencies will target motorists whom they observe driving while distracted starting Thursday through April 15, according to a Washington Traffic Safety Commission news release. Motorists will…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: cellphones, distracted driving, Target Zero