Everyone's a social media comedian these days but lets give Washington State Patrol trooper C. Thorson props for creating a pretty funny phony public service announcement for "Blinker Fluid." Ranks right up there with snipe hunting.
Interviewed near Olympia's Boulevard Bridge, which overlooks Interstate 5, Washington State Department of Transportation communications consultant Doug Adamson (left) and project engineer Brian Whitehouse sound an alert to motorists regarding weekend roadwork near the Pacific Avenue interchange, which is anticipated to cause major traffics delays.
Responders from both Olympia police and fire departments clean-up and clear the intersection of Plum St. and Fourth Ave. around 7:30 Sunday morning after a crash involving a Toyota pick-up and Kia hatchback sedan. Although involving a rollover of the truck no serious injuries were reported, according to Olympia Fire Dept. Battalion Chief Pat Noonan.
Olympian reporter Amelia Dickson shares her frustration with the roundabouts at Fourth and Fifth avenues just west of downtown Olympia. Readers are encouraged to share their local traffic frustrations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new rating of the headlights of more than 30 midsized car models gave only one model "good" rating: the top trim level Toyota Prius V, says The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Cars were rated on a driver's ability to see down a dark road. About half of traffic deaths in 2015 happened at night or during dawn and dusk.