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Distracted driving patrols start Veterans day (Getty Images)
Distracted driving patrols start Veterans day (Getty Images)
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Put Down The Phone, Police Looking For Distracted Drivers Starting Veteran’s Day

Starting Friday November 11, and continuing up through the Thanksgiving Holiday, all local, regional and state law enforcement agencies are going to be launching emphasis patrols, looking actively for distracted drivers.

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Don't take out frustration about team out on other drivers (Getty Images)
Don't take out frustration about team out on other drivers (Getty Images)
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Seahawks Lose? You’re More Likely to Wreck Your Car, Study Says

The reasons range from anger, distraction, drowsiness, even alcohol, and frustration over the game.

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Pasco driver injured in Oregon fatal crash, one of four that killed five people (Oregon State Patrol)
Pasco driver injured in Oregon fatal crash, one of four that killed five people (Oregon State Patrol)
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Oregon Accidents That Killed 5 in 12 Hours Blamed on Weather

Oregon State Patrol officials say bad weather, excessive rain, slick roads, and driving too fast for conditions are largely to blame for four accidents that killed 5 people in a span of 12 hours between Saturday night and Sunday morning.  It's one of the deadliest periods in Oregon's history.

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Are we among the worst drivers in America? (Townsquare Media file image)
Are we among the worst drivers in America? (Townsquare Media file image)
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Washington Drivers Among Worst in U.S. Just How Bad Are We?

According to a new poll, supported by survey data, Washington drivers are in the bottom third of worst drivers in America.

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Dumbest fireworks accidents of all time (Getty Images)
Dumbest fireworks accidents of all time (Getty Images)
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Dumbest Fireworks Accidents of All Time!

With the big boom holiday coming up Monday, we thought we'd give you a taste of what happens when people take leave of their senses, and do stupid stuff with gunpowder and fuses.

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Will fatal crash result in heavier patrols? (KNDU-TV)
Will fatal crash result in heavier patrols? (KNDU-TV)
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Will I-182 Fatal Crash Bring More Patrols, Enforcement?

According to West Pasco residents and regular commuters, the stretch of I-182 between the Columbia River and the 20th Ave. Exit in Pasco has been a problem for a number of years, some calling it a 'racetrack.'

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Dust storm triggers fatal Oregon crash (KNDU-TV)
Dust storm triggers fatal Oregon crash (KNDU-TV)
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Severe Dust Storms Trigger Crash That Kills Motorist Near Stanfield

Tuesday night, I-84 was closed in Oregon in various areas due to blowing dust and severe windy conditions. It also triggered accidents, one of which killed a motorist.

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5 Horrifying Accidents People Thought Were Just Halloween Displays

It might look like a standard corpse-hanging-from-a-tree prank, but sometimes something terrible really did happen.

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COMMERCIAL TRUCK AND DOUBLE TRAILER ROLL-OVER CRASH ON I-84 [PHOTO]

I hope you weren't expecting a package from UPS.  Troopers are continuing the investigation into Thursday morning's commercial motor vehicle crash on Interstat e 84 involving a UPS semi truck pulling a set of double trailers.

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National work zone safety week
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April 7–11 National Highway Work Zone Safety Week – Local Emphasis Patrols

You probably know traffic fines are often doubled in construction zones.  But now, here come the emphasis patrols.

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