Bicycles and Automobiles – 3 Feet of Space

Bicycles and Automobiles – 3 Feet of Space

On January 1, 2020 a new law went into effect in Washington. Where previously automobile drivers had to simply pass “at a safe distance”, the new law requires that automobiles give bicycles at least 3 feet of space when passing them on a road.  The highlights of the...
The Dangers of Driving While Distracted

The Dangers of Driving While Distracted

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving caused the death of 1730 drivers, 605 passengers, 400 pedestrians, and 77 bicyclists in 2018. In addition to these deaths, there were an estimated additional 400,000 injuries...
Elder Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Elder Abuse: A Public Health Concern

The older population in the United States is growing at a faster rate than the younger population. Many of the older adults are considered frail and vulnerable, they may be unable to take care of their own daily needs, and they often depend on others for help. This...
Marijuana and Driving: When It’s Considered DUI

Marijuana and Driving: When It’s Considered DUI

In November 2012, Washington State legalized the use of recreational marijuana for adults age 21 and older, with legal sales beginning in July 2014. With the passage of the law, the DUI laws of the state were amended to include a legal limit for the amount of THC in a...