June 2, 2015 , Personal Injury

Lots of Rain? Don’t Hydroplane. Here’s How You Can Drive Safely on Wet Roads

In Bellingham, WA, we can get a lot of rain. Wet roadways present some driving hazards that can catch drivers off guard, especially hydroplaning. Hydroplaning means a loss of traction and sliding on a film of water. Wet road surfaces can cause tires ...
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May 27, 2015 , Personal Injury

Classes and Resources for Learning How To Be a Safer Boater

Boaters can't control a lot of things - the weather and other boaters being two of the more potentially unpredictable factors. But there is one thing boaters should try to perfect - safety.  In 2012 there were 4,515 boating-related accidents ...
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May 26, 2015 , Personal Injury

10 Tips to Prevent Road Rage

As roadways become increasingly congested, how we feel when we drive has a lot to do with how safely we drive. NHTSA (National  Highway Traffic Safety Administration) estimates that aggressive driving accounts for about one-third of all crashes ...
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May 20, 2015 , Personal Injury

Speeding Doesn’t Get You There Faster

While it might seem counter intuitive, speeding doesn't help you reach your destination faster, even if you're passing cars. The biggest factor that slows drivers down is stop lights. It's not only the time spent in idle; there is also the factor of ...
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May 18, 2015 , Distracted Driving

What You Can Do To Avoid Distracted Driving – 2015 Scholarship Winner’s Essay

Suzi Baydek, a Sehome High School sophomore, wrote the winning essay for the 2015 Scholarship Contest. This annual scholarship contest gives cash prizes to the top three essays received. This year's topic was "How can teens help reduce the numbe...
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May 14, 2015 , Bicycle Injuries

Tips for Motorists on Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

May 15 is Bike to Work and School Day. As the weather warms, more people take their bicycles on the road, for commuting to work, helping the environment, exercise, recreation, and to save on automobile expenses. Generally, 7% of Americans commute by ...
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April 30, 2015 , Personal Injury

Holiday Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to drive to a holiday get-together this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot to celebrate holidays with family or friends, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smo...
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April 30, 2015 , Bicycle Injuries

Washington’s Bicycle Safety Tips and Traffic Laws

There are basic bicycle traffic laws in the State of Washington that perhaps the most savvy of cyclists could benefit from while on the road.  For example, the use of hand signals when turning, stopping or changing speed is the law (RCW 46.62.75...
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