Stories tagged: driving
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Most Pacific Northwesterners feel perfectly confident navigating roundabouts, according to a new poll of Oregon and Washington drivers from PEMCO Insurance, it’s just the other guy who needs to learn …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 9:13 p.m.
Wondering how cold it’s going to get this winter? This week might reveal the answer. The National Weather Service is warning of ice and freezing temperatures in the Spokane area, …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
Holiday travel numbers expected to hit a record high; snow possible in low-lying areas of Eastern Washington
The trade group AAA estimates a 4.4 percent increase in holiday travel nationwide this year compared to 2017, and weather conditions are expected to be wet and potentially snowy in …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no …
Sun., May 20, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:42 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
March 25. Headline on primary endorsement editorial was “Kasich and Clinton only moderates left standing.”
Thu., Dec. 15, 2016, 11:17 p.m.
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.
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.
A county in Idaho is enforcing a new ban on using smartphones while driving.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.
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 …