The passenger came forward with the information that a driver in a fatal collision of a truck and a bicyclist in Seattle last August. According to the police the driver had been yelling at his girlfriend on his cell phone, and texting her as well. The Seattle police have subpoenaed the driver’s phone records. The driver’s… Read More
Posts Categorized In: Distracted Driving
Make your voice heard on Distracted Driving!
Today is the hearing in the Washington Senate Legislature’s Transportation Committee on the proposed strengthening of the Distracted Driving Bill, SB 5656. Please contact the members of the Transportation Committee. You can help make Washington a safer place by contacting the members of the Senate Transportation Committee here: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Committees/TRAN/Pages/MembersStaff.aspx This legislation would strengthen rules on… Read More
Distracted While Under the Influence of a Cell Phone
Recently in Walla Walla I started to cross the street at an intersection with the walk light. I’d checked the vehicles to my right and none had on a turn signal. When I was almost across the street, a car turned and almost hit me. If another driver hadn’t honked, I would have been hit. The driver… Read More
Party in a way that you will want to remember fondly
I always dread these calls: my son/daughter/spouse/friend was hit by a drunk or “high” driver. Or they were a passenger in a car driven by an impaired driver. The reason I dread the calls are that these crashes are life-changing ones, and are oh-so-preventable. As I work with the injured party, I see their pain…. Read More