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Woman pulled over for breastfeeding while driving!
Woman pulled over for breastfeeding while driving! (Washington State Patrol)
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Woman Cited For Breastfeeding While Driving on Interstate 5

The Washington State Patrol says it could be a first, and probably one of the dumbest acts ever by a motorist!

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Pot related fatal crashes rising fast in Washington state
Pot related fatal crashes rising fast in Washington state (Newstalk 870 file photo)
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Pot-Related Fatal Car Crashes Up 48% in Washington State

According to new data released by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, the number of marijuana-impaired drivers involved in accidents has nearly doubled.

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Man watching GPS too closely ignores warning signs
Man watching GPS too closely ignores warning signs (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
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Driver Following GPS Drives off Bridge, Wife Dies in Crash

A 64-year-old man reportedly was following his GPS when he entered a bridge ramp that had been closed since 2009.

 

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Believe It or Not, Washington’s DMV Website Best in the Nation

When was the last time you logged onto the WA State Licensing web page? Apparently, it's tops, literally.

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Ever Wondered Why It’s Harder to Drive Backwards Than Forwards? [VIDEO]

It doesn't seem like it should be as hard as it is, but it turns out there's a good reason for that.

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Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking?
Is it time for DUI pot arrest-accident tracking? (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)
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Is It Time for State to Begin Tracking Marijuana Only DUI Arrests?

Since Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012,   there have been indications the number of impaired motorists has risen, due to using pot before getting behind the wheel.

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A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive
A shocking number of WA motorists smoke pot, then drive (Washington State Patrol Facebook)
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Shocking Survey Shows Pot Use in WA Before Driving Widespread

According to a June, 2014 survey conducted by the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission (WSTSC), nearly 3 out of ten drivers participating indicated they use or have used pot within a few hours of driving.   But the real shocker is that of those who do,  62% don't think marijuana impairs their ability to drive.

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High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA
High motorists flaunting pot laws in WA (Thinkstock.com)
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Legal Pot Triggers Explosion of Impaired Drivers – Flaunting Loophole in WA Law

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission has asked the state legislature for yet another "fix" for legal pot.

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New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel
New law would make it formally illegal to smoke pot behind wheel (Newstalk 870 file image- Oregon State Patrol)
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New WA Law Would Ban Smoking Pot in Cars

Most of us don't get liquored up before we drive...conversely, most wouldn't think it's a good idea to smoke pot behind the wheel.   (Kevin Ward Jr?)  But apparently it's not illegal, so one group is seeking to change that.

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Are We Irresponsible to Let Teenagers Drive Vehicles With Fewer Safety Features? [POLL]

My wife Kelly is proud of her son who worked all summer to buy a little Mazda truck he can drive now that he's got his license. But she asks herself how can she drive around town in a vehicle loaded with safety features (which she bought to protect her family) and then let her son drive around without experience in a little Mazda with no airbags or reinforced doors?

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