The Washington State Patrol, in a media release, reports that there was a 42% decrease in fatal car accidents in Jefferson and Clallam counties in 2008. There were only 8 fatal accidents in 2008 compared with 14 in 2007. They noted that 6 of the fatal accidents occurred on State Route 101.
The Patrol says the decrease in accidents is due to a number of factors including:
- Stopping and ticketing traffic violators
- Issuing 7,000 speeding tickets
- Arresting 302 DUI impaired drivers
They also recovered 6 stolen vehicles, made 220 drug arrests, made contacts with 800 aggressive drivers and issued 1,550 tickets to people not wearing seat belts.
The Patrol has found that if they look for aggressive driving, they can reduce the number of accidents. Aggressive driving include tailgating, speeding, honking the horn when unnecessary, flashing headlights to annoy other motorists, braking suddenly, passing traffic and then slowing down and speeding to beat red lights.
The Farber Law Group, with offices in Seattle and Bellevue, represents people who have suffered serious personal injuries due to car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.
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