Maneuvering through a Roundabout

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It seems that roundabouts are all the rage, even here in Anacortes and Skagit County. The state recently completed a two-lane roundabout on Highway 20 at Sharpes Corner. They also installed one at Gibraltar Road on Highway 20. Add this to the roundabout at Commercial Ave, just as you turn into Anacortes. In town, the city […]

Tips on handling a tire blow out

For many drivers, there is nothing more frightening or potentially dangerous than a tire blowout at almost any speed. While the number of tire-related crashes has dropped dramatically since 2008, when all new vehicles were required to have automatic tire pressure monitoring systems, these numbers still remain high. The stats do not lie, as tire […]

Talking to Older Family Members about Driving

Giving up driving at any age is difficult. After years of independence and freedom the idea of no longer driving is a difficult and emotional decision, and not one that most will accept. But, for their safety and the safety of others on the road, it might be time to have this discussion. Here are […]

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving

Talking to Your Teen About Safe Driving When teens begin to drive, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council, the sobering statistics start to pile up: Car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens ages 14 through 18. A teen’s crash risk is three times […]