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By Dave Paul 

Our roads are deadly: we must act

A view from the state house Dave Paul, State Representative


January 31, 2024

Our state has long worked to reduce – and ultimately – eliminate fatal car accidents. That should be getting easier, given improvements of safety features on cars over the last few decades. 

Instead, we're losing ground. 

Crime makes the news – bank robberies, car thefts and murders always get a lot of attention.  

But far more Washingtonians die each year on our roads than because of homicides.  

In 2022, Washington state had 394 homicides. That same year, 745 people died in traffic wrecks.  

Over 800 people died on Washington roads in 2023. 

That's unacceptable – and each...

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