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Fear of death may curb youthful texting and driving

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash. – While drivers tend to believe it is dangerous to text and drive, many say they can still do it safely. Now Washington State University researchers say drivers can be discouraged from the practice with public service announcements that evoke their fear of death in graphic terms.

Research shows drop in proper restraints

PULLMAN – Washingtonians may lead the nation in buckling up when they drive, but recent research at WSU shows the state’s drivers are not nearly so conscientious when it comes to providing proper child safety restraints for the children riding with them. Just last month, a study conducted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission showed […]

101-year-old alum passes driver’s test

LANGLEY, Wash.- Alden Couch, who celebrated his 101st birthday Monday, just passed his Washington state driver’s test and says he did so with flying colors. “I haven’t parallel parked for 10 years and I sailed through it like nothing,” he said recently. A resident of the Whidbey Island town of Langley, Couch took a birthday […]