driving http://kuow.org en Lots Of Speeders, But Few Answers On How To Slow Them Down http://kuow.org/post/lots-speeders-few-answers-how-slow-them-down <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2014/02/021314JR_RoadDeath_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Safety experts say there are historically three big killers on the road: drunken driving, not wearing a seatbelt, and speeding.<p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 17:09:27 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28814 at http://kuow.org Lots Of Speeders, But Few Answers On How To Slow Them Down Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads http://kuow.org/post/watching-spray-and-other-tips-navigating-icy-roads <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121113AJ_IcyDriving_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The Northwest’s deep freeze is over for most of the region, but snow remains in some areas and winter is just arriving. That means more cold temperatures and potentially icy commutes in the months ahead.<p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:31:18 +0000 Austin Jenkins 25356 at http://kuow.org Watching For 'Spray' And Other Tips For Navigating Icy Roads Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? http://kuow.org/post/seattleites-do-you-know-how-drive-ice-and-snow <p></p><p>Every winter, Seattleites return to a hotly debated topic: Do we know how to drive in ice and snow? My coworkers are all complaining about Seattle drivers as I type, in fact — even those from the Northwest originally. So here are a few tips I gleaned from watching way too many YouTube videos. Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:51:33 +0000 Jenna Montgomery 25033 at http://kuow.org Seattleites: Do You Know How To Drive On Ice And Snow? Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving http://kuow.org/post/despite-danger-people-still-texting-and-driving <p>Studies upon studies have exposed the dangers of texting and driving. Some go so far as to say texting is worse than drinking and driving. Renowned director <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BqFkRwdFZ0">Werner Herzog even made a film about it</a>.</p><p>Yet a new University of Washington study shows that one in 12 drivers in Washington state are still using cellphones or other electronic devices on the road, and half of those using their devices are texting.</p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with Beth Ebel, the study's principal investigator and trauma doctor in the Injury Prevention and Research Center at Harborview, about her findings.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 18:37:11 +0000 Ross Reynolds 19983 at http://kuow.org Despite Danger People Still Texting And Driving Ride Sharing Creates Turmoil For Car Service Businesses http://kuow.org/post/ride-sharing-creates-turmoil-car-service-businesses <p></p><p>You may have seen cars driving around the Seattle area with oversized, hot pink moustaches on their front grills. Those moustaches are trademarks for a new car service company called Lyft, one of several ride-sharing services now operating in the city. Think of them like Airbnb, but with a car and a driver. Lyft, Uber X and Sidecar allow laypeople to use their own cars and act as cabbies. The services are expanding in Seattle, and they’re drawing increased scrutiny from the cab industry, as well as from regulators and policymakers. Some officials say the businesses are illegal.<br> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:23:57 +0000 Derek Wang 14567 at http://kuow.org Ride Sharing Creates Turmoil For Car Service Businesses Governor Inslee Pushes For Tougher DUI Penalties http://kuow.org/post/governor-inslee-pushes-tougher-dui-penalties <p>According to the Centers for Disease Control, the average drunken driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest. Here in Washington after a rather horrific spree of drunk driving related deaths, the governor is getting tough on drunken drivers by proposing tougher penalties for first-, second- and third-time offenders. One of the governor's more strident proposals would ban third-time offenders from purchasing alcohol. In this segment of the conversation listeners share their thoughts on these new and tougher proposed penalties.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:26:20 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11639 at http://kuow.org Governor Inslee Pushes For Tougher DUI Penalties Are Washington's DUI Laws Tough Enough? http://kuow.org/post/are-washingtons-dui-laws-tough-enough <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington Governor Jay </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wants to crackdown on drunken drivers in the wake of some recent tragedies involving intoxicated drivers. Today, Ross Reynolds talks with New York University </span>Langone<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Medical Center professor, Baron Lerner about how DUI laws and enforcement in Washington compare nationally.</span></p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:51:26 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11172 at http://kuow.org Are Washington's DUI Laws Tough Enough? Ask The Traffic Cop: Officer John Abraham http://kuow.org/post/ask-traffic-cop-officer-john-abraham <p>Are you ever driving down the street, see something happen in traffic and wonder, is that allowed? Ross Reynolds sits down with KUOW's favorite traffic cop, Officer John Abraham, and talks about the rules of the road. From four-way stops to tailgating, pedestrian rule breakers and aggressive bus drivers, <em>The Conversation</em> is on the road to getting your traffic questions answered.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:10:14 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11090 at http://kuow.org Ask The Traffic Cop: Officer John Abraham