A man takes a breath test to measure his blood alcohol content.
January 30, 2023

A bill proposed in the Washington State Legislature, if passed, could make Washington state just the second in the United States to lower its legal blood alcohol content level to drive from .08 to .05.

April 19, 2019

Revised regulations mean "more kids will come home safe," says Harborview pediatrician who advocated for change.

Person driving
November 21, 2018

If you're traveling for the Apple Cup football game or another Thanksgiving event, physician Beth Ebel offers guidance about getting there safely, with specific tips for people who will take part in tailgaing parties. 

April 18, 2018

A poorer score on a cognitive test was associated with greater risk in a study population of 2,615 senior drivers.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine this week recommended that middle and high schools should start classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m.

Laws intended to curb distracted driving, mainly targeting cell phone use, have not kept pace with technology and can be difficult to enforce, according a new study led by University of Washington researchers.

Statistics show that, with increasing age, some drivers fail to grasp when their faculties slip into a territory that makes driving more dangerous.

Three prescription sleeping aids are associated with an increase in motor vehicle crashes, according to a study by the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and the Group Health Research Institute.

In Washington state's first study to examine driver use of electronic devices, UW investigators saw that more drivers were engaging with such devices behind the wheel than previous


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