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Outside View: State driver’s test catching up

Washington state’s written driving test is finally catching up with the times. Starting today, the test will expand from 25 to 40 questions and cover subjects such as distracted-driving laws …

Editorial: Lawmakers should put traffic safety in fast lane

Legislators in Idaho and Washington could assist efforts to curb distracted driving by updating laws on cellphone use. Idaho badly needs to update its seat belt law.

Idaho launches its first emphasis patrol to combat texting and driving

Idaho this month is joining Washington state in putting on emphasis patrols to stop texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving.

Warning sign memorializes Colfax man killed texting and driving

The only parts of Sam Thompson’s car that were recognizable after he drove head-on into a semi last year were the rear wheels and trunk. Everything else was nearly shredded. …

Spokane County drivers most likely to talk, text on road

Spokane County drivers are among the worst in Washington when it comes to using cellphones while driving. A study in 2013 showed that 14.5 percent of local drivers talked or …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 3, 2014, 12:43 p.m.

Three injured in accident near Chattaroy

A man looking at his cell phone while driving Friday morning caused an accident that sent three people to the hospital, the Washington State Patrol said.

Curb the car dashboard technology, government asks

Auto dashboards are becoming an arcade of text messages, GPS images, phone calls and web surfing, the government says, and it’s asking carmakers to curb those distractions when vehicles are …