How Big Is The Wrong-Way Driving Problem?
Yesterday we reported that Wrong-way Driving Accidents Are Still A Huge Danger In Washington State. This was a follow up to our 2008 feature entitled Wrong-way Driving Accident Epidemic In Washington State.
We reviewed Washington State Patrol accident reports over the last eighteen months.
We found at least thirteen (13) wrong-way driving accidents reported by WSP between October 2010 and February 2012.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are approximately 350 deaths annually from wrong way collisions. Thousands more are injured. From 1996 through 2000, 1,753 people died in wrong-way crashes on the Nation's freeways.
Wrong-Way Accident Reports & Stories
On a whim we decided to review all of our past reporting of wrong-way accidents and we were surprised to find numerous articles and reports on the subject. Here are just a few of them.