April 26, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Distracted driving PSAs can make even the most cynical Bellingham driver smile

Even though far too many collisions involving a distracted driver in Bellingham end tragically, PSAs don't always have to. Public Service Announcements, or PSAs, are one way to raise awareness on important things like drunk or distracted driving. The...
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April 26, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Self driving car features meant to reduce distracted driving are already on Bellingham roads

You may think that self-driving cars are many years away. Truly autonomous vehicles certainly are in their infancy. However, there are already many features available on cars on the current market that have self-driving features. Do these reduce dist...
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April 19, 2018 , Distracted Driving , Pedestrian Injury

Studies show distracted walking makes pedestrians walk “stupid”

Ever notice how people who walk while texting seem a little tipsy? You're watching someone trying to do an impossible task - multitask. Using a cell phone and trying to do another cognitive and manual task results in inattention blindness. So it foll...
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April 18, 2018 , Children's Safety , Distracted Driving

Kids can distract drivers even more than cell phones

Usually when we hear "distracted driving" we think cell phones. But there are many types of distractions that can lead to accidents and crashes in Bellingham and Whatcom County. GPS units, Kindles, or other electronic devices are distractions and the...
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April 13, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Technology can help prevent Bellingham car accidents from distracted driving

Teens have an even harder time than adults putting their phones away while driving. Based on new research, cell phones are increasingly thought of as an addictive substance for anyone who owns one - especially teenagers. Locking the phone in the trun...
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April 5, 2018 , Personal Injury

Congestion – and the road rage it brings – is growing on Bellingham and Whatcom County streets

It's only a matter of time before we encounter - or become - an aggressive driver on Bellingham roads. It's obvious who the aggressive drivers are. Honking the horn, speeding, tailgating, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic, blowing through sto...
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April 4, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Multitasking is a misnomer. Don’t drive through Bellingham while task-switching

This month recognizes Distracted Driving as a growing problem and opportunity to build public awareness. In case you missed it, distracted driving is illegal and one of the most dangerous things you can do while operating a car. Numerous studies have...
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March 30, 2018 , Distracted Driving , Drunk Driving

Drunk vs. distracted driving

Both are illegal and incredibly dangerous. But which is worse? According to the National Highway & Transportation Administration, a texting driver is just as impaired as a driver who has consumed four alcoholic beverages. This shocking compari...
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March 30, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Would you do something that increases your chance of a car accident 23 times?

Far too often, the answer is yes - in behavior, if not in words. When drivers text, their collision risk was 23 times greater than when not texting. Even though 99% of drivers say they are not comfortable riding in the car with a texting driver, d...
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March 22, 2018 , Distracted Driving

Bellingham victims of distracted drivers have a variety of types of compensation available for their pain and suffering

Distracted driving accidents are on the rise. Though it is illegal to drive distracted, many drivers persist in engaging in activities behind the wheel that impede their focus on driving. Lawmakers wrote the law to include simply holding a cell phone...
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