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March 2018 Archives

A driver's duty changes when children are near

Anyone who has had to drive near a school at the time of release understands the crunch of traffic that happens when a wave of children begins crossing a road. Though many Washington school districts take care to employ safety guards and protect kids with crosswalks, close calls happen when drivers fail to slow down, note the presence of children, and exercise heightened care when around them. In fact, drivers are generally expected to raise their duty of care when they are in the vicinity of kids.

Aviation accident liability

Thankfully, aviation accidents happen far less often than car accidents. Nonetheless, they are just as serious, if not more so. The Federal Aviation Administration issued a press release on October 24, 2017 detailing aviation crash statistics in fiscal year 2017 and identifying preventative measures currently being taken to improve those numbers.