Drowsy Driving Poses a Major Threat, WSP Confirms

According to the Washington State Patrol, a great contributor to accidents on state highways is the ever dangerous drowsy driving. Authorities claim it’s even more of an accident facilitator than drinking and driving because so many motorists simply think they are not going to give in to sleepiness.

The news says the Washington State Patrol has found a new way to crack down this issue by utilizing an easier way to have control over this hazard. Driver fatigue can be fatal but it’s just as hard to be determined whether someone is suffering from it or not.

Authorities found a way around this, at the time truckers stop at weight-stations, electronic screeners will find out how long the driver has been on the road in the past days. That will determine if the truck driver should or should not stop and rest.

Many commercial trucking accidents have occurred in the past year, most of them were caused by driver fatigue. In many cases, truck drivers allegedly falsified the amount of hours they had been driving in the logbooks so they could keep on going.

The new scanners added to the weight-stations will keep that from happening again.

As a Tacoma auto accident lawyer I believe that it is our duty to star alert while driving, otherwise we may be putting other people’s lives at risk. If anyone has ever put your life at risk because of their reckless driving, don’t hesitate in contacting a personal injury lawyer in your area.

Kirk Bernard

Drowsy Driving Poses a Major Threat, WSP Confirms is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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SPD Detective Allegedly Driving Under the Influence

According to Seattle police, a detective was allegedly arrested for drinking and driving last Friday. According to reports form the authorities and other news sources, it was unknown whether the man was on duty the moment he was taken or not.

The alleged drunk detective from Everett was involved in an accident in Mukilteo. His vehicle rear-ended another car sometime after 1:20 p.m. at Chennault Beach Road. The car that the 46-year-old detective was driving belonged to the city of Seattle.

According to the authorities, the man accused of hitting another vehicle while driving under the influence made a brief appearance in the Everett District Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. There are no other details regarding the causes behind his reckless behavior, seattle authorities are still investigating the case.

As an Everett car accident lawyer I urge all drivers out there to never engage in the activities of drinking and driving. It is not only illegal it can also be fatal in many cases.

Thankfully there were no casualties involving this case but if there might be anybody who happened to be injured in this accident or any other similar accident, they should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

SPD Detective Allegedly Driving Under the Influence is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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SPD Detective Allegedly Driving Under the Influence

According to Seattle police, a detective was allegedly arrested for drinking and driving last Friday. According to reports form the authorities and other news sources, it was unknown whether the man was on duty the moment he was taken or not.

The alleged drunk detective from Everett was involved in an accident in Mukilteo. His vehicle rear-ended another car sometime after 1:20 p.m. at Chennault Beach Road. The car that the 46-year-old detective was driving belonged to the city of Seattle.

According to the authorities, the man accused of hitting another vehicle while driving under the influence made a brief appearance in the Everett District Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. There are no other details regarding the causes behind his reckless behavior, seattle authorities are still investigating the case.

As an Everett car accident lawyer I urge all drivers out there to never engage in the activities of drinking and driving. It is not only illegal it can also be fatal in many cases.

Thankfully there were no casualties involving this case but if there might be anybody who happened to be injured in this accident or any other similar accident, they should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer right away.

SPD Detective Allegedly Driving Under the Influence is a post from: Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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