Stories tagged: driving
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
NBA agent killed in Colorado crash; 5-year-old son injured
Colorado authorities say longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a car crash Sunday. He was 56.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 6:39 a.m.
WSP troopers write 878 tickets for distracted driving in first month of Washington’s E-DUI law
When Washington’s E-DUI law went into effect in June, police officers, deputies, and state troopers hoped drivers would think twice before reaching for their phones.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 12, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
Latest Midwest snow wave delays flights, makes driving tough
A winter storm that moved across the Upper Midwest over the weekend ended Sunday after delivering a ninth consecutive day of snowfall in Chicago, and snow and freezing rain in …
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 7:12 p.m.
Lewiston lawmaker wants to keep drivers on the road
A Lewiston lawmaker plans to introduce legislation this session that could help people all across Idaho keep their driver’s licenses, even when they can’t afford to pay the fine for …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Idaho called fourth most fatal state for snow driving
Idaho is the fourth most dangerous state for driving in snow, according to a report by SafeWise, a website for home security and safety advice.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:51 a.m.
Saudis far from unanimous over allowing women to drive
The morning after Saudi Arabia joined the rest of the world in opening its roads to female drivers, the top-trending hashtag among the kingdom’s Twitter users wasn’t supportive.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
Saudi Arabia government says it will allow women to drive
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:23 p.m.
New charging stations to relieve ‘range anxiety’ in central Washington
Electric vehicle drivers in the center of the state should have some of their “range anxiety” eased with plans for nine new fast-charging stations.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Legalizing recreational marijuana could boost crash rates, safety group warns
A traffic safety organization is warning that two recent studies suggest that legalizing recreational marijuana could lead to an increase in crashes, including deadly ones.
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Petition started against Washington distracted driving law
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 8:37 a.m.
Put down your cellphone. Holding devices while driving will be illegal beginning July 23 in Washington
Washington drivers will soon be prohibited from holding cellphones or other electronic devices while driving.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
WSP urges drivers to check tires before traveling
The Washington State Patrol has seen an uptick in collisions caused by blown-out tires this summer and is encouraging motorists to check their tires before hitting the road.
Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:40 a.m.
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
Spike in road fatalities sparks Washington state phone ban
Washington state lawmakers just took a big step to change that with a new law signed earlier this week by Gov. Jay Inslee that bans holding a phone or other …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:56 a.m.
What’s holding back self-driving cars? Human drivers
In just a few years, well-mannered self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robotaxis.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 4:30 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: North Monroe changes a step toward new Spokane
It’s hard to think of a clearer collision between old and new Spokane than what’s happening on North Monroe Street.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Gas prices will rise this summer but should remain low
The U.S. government says a rebound in oil prices means drivers will be paying more at the pump this summer than last year. But that will still be a bargain …
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Speeding bill headed to Idaho Senate
Legislation allowing drivers to speed while passing other vehicles on some highways faced few road bumps getting out of the Idaho House.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Montana lawmakers debate primary seat belt law
Supporters of a primary seat belt law told legislators that it would save both lives and money, while those opposed say such a requirement is not the appropriate role of …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017
Distracted-driving law needs major update
Now drivers grab their smartphones and jump onto Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat and other apps that weren’t around in 2007. None of these acts is illegal. Only talking and texting are …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017
2016, through the rear-view mirror
March 25. Headline on primary endorsement editorial was “Kasich and Clinton only moderates left standing.”
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
Slick and stranded: Oregon drivers fetch cars stuck in snow
Erick Daza braved a snow-covered suburban street Thursday to pick up his girlfriend’s car, one of many that got stuck in a winter storm that brought Oregon’s largest city to …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Government to require cars be able to talk to each other
All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure under a rule the Transportation Department proposed …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
Blaine County enforces ban on using smartphone while driving
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
Edward Grim: Highway 395 tests driving skills – and bravery – on a daily basis
It only takes a Charles Dickens moment to realize you are face to face with one of his spirits as you speed down U.S. Highway 395. This road haunts many …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:43 a.m.
Sleep-deprived drivers have plenty in common with drunk drivers
Drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Gov’t wants phone makers to lock out most apps for drivers
The government wants smartphone makers to lock out most apps when the phone is being used by someone driving a car.
Sun., Sept. 25, 2016
The 5 best times to buy a new car
That chill in the air signals not only the onset of autumn but also cooling auto sales. For bargain hunters, this could be a great time to get a good …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Sent to bad driver’s school: One Spokane writer learns her lessons
Rachel Toor is a Spokane writer and teacher at Eastern Washington University. She’s an admitted bad driver, and found she had a lot to learn at what she calls Bad …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:23 p.m.
North Idaho police use school bus to catch texting drivers
A school bus roaming the streets of Moscow this week has been a cover for police officers looking to catch traffic violations.