Stories tagged: driving
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 23, 2020
Benjamin Reuland, 30, was driving west on the Spokane International Airport highway eastbound offramp when he struck Susan Aldworth, 72, just before 6 p.m., according to a news release.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 6, 2020
Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 24, 2019
Some motorists who stopped by the Post Falls rest stop Sunday on Interstate 90 were on their way to holiday gatherings. Others looked forward to spending time with their family …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
Colorado authorities say longtime NBA agent Dan Fegan died in a car crash Sunday. He was 56.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At least 18,000 people have decided that a Washington state law against distracted driving takes enforcement too far.
Mon., July 10, 2017
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
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
A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana.
Thu., May 18, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …