Snapchat blamed for teen driver’s 107 mph crash

An Atlanta-area teen is being sued for negligence in a crash that was allegedly caused in part by Snapchat. The teen even used Snapchat following the crash to snap a shot in the emergency vehicle with the caption: "Lucky to be alive." 

The couple who was hit by the teen driver also is suing Snapchat....

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You know you’re a Seattle driver when…

It seems that “How’s your commute?” has become as common as “How’s the weather?” in our region.

Between bridge work, event traffic, and burrowing Bertha, our traffic alerts and notifications are constant.

All of the extra minutes at the wheel give us more time to identify and appreciate Seattle's...

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Saying 'yes' to the (prom) dress

With all the talk about the extreme expenses of prom, we were excited to come across a story about a Nathan Hale High School teen helping girls in need find their perfect (free) prom ensemble through a senior project called the “Fairy Godmother Project.”

With help from community donations and local...

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6 surprising prom night stats and trends

It’s prom season in the Northwest, and over the years, the stats and trends surrounding the high school rite of passage never cease to amaze us.

If prom talk isn’t overwhelming your household yet, here are some conversation starters for you and your teens.

  1. Total spending for the event could cost...

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Study finds teen driving laws also cut crime rates

Our Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) laws in Washington and Oregon may also lower crime rates for teens ages 16 and 17.

Researchers from the University of Texas found that teen driving curfews and passenger restrictions lessen the probability that teens will get themselves in trouble.

The study compare...

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Dear teens: How not to cut (sharp) corners

One 16-year-old Oregon teen needs to brush up some skills after taking one turn too quickly. The too-sharp maneuver resulted in the vehicle’s four wheels ending up completely off the ground.

Airborne? Not quite. More like suspended in air after the car drove up an electric pole’s guy wires.

Gresham...

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5 reminders for new (and experienced) drivers

Whether you've been driving for three months or 30 years, these five driving tips are one-size-fits-all. What other tips do you turn to time and time again?

  1. Texting, tweeting, and posting can wait.Really, they can. The most important of all the points on this list is to drive free of distractions....
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5 essential car hacks for new drivers

Hours logged. Driving test passed. License in hand. After the maiden voyage, there will be a ton of “firsts” for a new driver to face in the first years of driving. Be prepared for problems big and small with these driving and car hacks for teen drivers.

  1. Can’t remember which side your gas tank is on?T...

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Adventures in teen driving: the manual transmission

Several years back, when distracted driving began worsening into an even-greater problem, there was lots of thought around learning to drive stick shifts to make people better drivers, and parents touting manual transmission as the key to keeping teens focused on the road.

But is a manual...

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5 apps distracting your teen driver (plus tips to block the noise)

While parents remember the biggest worries of their early driving days as parallel parking or determining the right of way, teens today face big distractions.

Along with knowing the rules of the road, there’s an additional pull for today’s teens to stay hyper-connected to their social circles at all...

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