June 10, 2016 , Distracted Driving

Distracted walking is on the rise

By now most Americans are well familiar with the dangers of distracted driving. In fact, only 1 out of 5 teens think they can text and drive at the same time without a problem. Unfortunately, behavior doesn't always follow this thinking, because cell...
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April 14, 2016 , Distracted Driving

We have to get creative to find ways to prevent distracted driving

Distracted driving is as big of a problem as drunk driving – if not bigger. Few people drink all day, but on average, each American checks his or her phone 80 times per day. That means Americans can't go twelve minutes without checking their phone,...
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April 6, 2016 , Distracted Driving

Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash 23 times

Studies show that's the equivalent of driving with a .19 blood alcohol level.  To reach a .19 BAC, a180-pound man would have to put down nine drinks. You can see for yourself on this blood alcohol level calculator. Drive...
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February 16, 2016 , Distracted Driving

Can distracted driving be proven?

We’re now familiar with some ready made excuses to explain distracted driving when drivers have been busted. None of which worked. But, it leaves the question, “Can distracted driving be proven?” Yes, it can, and quite easily. Every call or te...
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February 1, 2016 , Distracted Driving

Statistics on distracted driving

We live in a powerful age of ubiquitous technology and data here in Bellingham, this wonderful City of Subdued Excitement. While it's a blessing to be able to understand more and more of our world and what we're creating in it, it's also distrac...
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January 25, 2016 , Distracted Driving

“I was just checking the time” and other excuses that do not get you out of a distracted driving ticket

It takes about five seconds to glance at your phone while texting.  A popular statistic is that driving for five seconds at highway speed while texting is like driving the length of a football field blindfolded. I did the math; it actual...
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September 24, 2015 , Distracted Driving

Distractions aren’t limited to driving – new research on distracted driving Part 2

In our fast-paced world, distractions are rampant. Technological innovation has given us so many options vying for our attention, which is a very lucrative business. Smart phones are everywhere, and contain a tiny universe of information packaged in&...
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September 15, 2015 , Distracted Driving

One of the Best Videos on Distracted Driving Dangers I’ve Seen

Take a look at this commercial about distracted driving: Eyes On The Road Eye-opening, isn't it? Just the other day, outside my office in downtown Bellingham, I watched a man checking his cell phone while waiting at a stop light. It turned green bu...
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September 14, 2015 , Distracted Driving

Research on how dangerous distracted driving is to drivers on Bellingham and Whatcom County roads – Part 1

As a personal injury attorney, my practice brings me in touch with people who have been victims of distracted driving here in Bellingham, Skagit or Whatcom County. Accidents where distracted driving was a factor are reaching epidemic proportions, eve...
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August 10, 2015 , Distracted Driving

Even as laws get tougher, distracted driving is on the rise

Technology has always presented us with exciting new developments, and things are changing faster and faster. Laws are trying to keep up with new developments in cell phone usage and its impact on driving. This chart show the latest laws arou...
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