Melissa Slager

Free car seat checkups kick off Child Passenger Safety Week

About eight of 10 car seats are installed incorrectly, according to Safe Kids Snohomish County.

Video record traffic stops?

Street Smarts reader Phillip Jefferies, of Bothell, asks: Does Washington state law allow citizens to record police stops? This was in response to a video… Continue reading

Speed sign going up on south Everett’s 19th Avenue

It’s a highway, but that doesn’t mean you can go highway speeds. Street Smarts reader Harry Kautzman, of Everett, sees a lot of speeding on… Continue reading

Back-to-school means refresher course for drivers

Students head back to classes across Snohomish County this week. Here are some back-to-school driving refreshers. School zone rules More hairs can be split about… Continue reading

No earlier start for I-405 shoulder driving — at least, not yet

Street Smarts reader Dave Heinke, of Lake Stevens, writes: “I’m a daily driver on I-405 between Everett and Bellevue. The northbound lanes still consistently back… Continue reading

Drivers support toll option, but skeptical about effectiveness

Those who drive I-405 since carpool lanes were converted to toll lanes two years ago have grown to appreciate the option, new survey… Continue reading

Alternate ways for workers to get to Boeing’s Everett plant

Staggered start times were set to go away for many shift workers at Boeing’s Everett plant starting Monday. If you work there and are wondering… Continue reading

Bothell leans European with its new multiway boulevard

Our fascination with European traffic imports continues. First it was roundabouts. Now it’s a multiway boulevard. Bothell is one of the first cities… Continue reading

Travel tips if you want to drive down to see the eclipse

Planning to go see the total eclipse? Maybe leave the coffee at home, because those bathroom-break spots could be tough to reach. The Oregon Department… Continue reading

This elite Lake Stevens athlete competes in combat boots

Sgt. Grant Reimers, of Lake Stevens, was named the Army Guard’s Soldier of the Year after winning the 2017 Army National Guard… Continue reading

Washington State Road Trip Bingo

and survived to tell the tale. One thing we brought back… Continue reading

Plan ahead: Long car trips with kids don’t have to be awful

The temperature outside read 100 degrees and the air conditioning was not working. A two-hour delay still loomed ahead at the pass, and we had… Continue reading

Short green light at Everett intersection remains a problem

Roadwork brings some unintended consequences. Take the light at 41st Street and Colby Avenue. During recent afternoons, the light would stay green for only a… Continue reading

Which way to I-5? Sign to get upgrade so you won’t get lost

Why, yes, she is right… “I’m writing on behalf of a friend who is always right,” begins Donn Franklin in an email to Street Smarts.… Continue reading

2 Mill Creek neighborhoods to get rough-riding roads repaved

The City Council agreed at its July 25 meeting to proceed with grinding and repaving chip-sealed streets in two older neighborhoods this… Continue reading

Missing lane markings at shopping complex are owner’s duty

Street Smarts reader Julie Hanner, of Marysville, worries about the fender bender potential for drivers turning into the busy Winco shopping complex off 116th Street… Continue reading

Turning? Stay in your lane to let the other car turn, too

It’s not coloring. Still, it’d be handy to have some lines so you know where to stay. Street Smarts reader Roger Lee, of Edmonds, called… Continue reading

New traffic signal going in at busy Lynnwood intersection

A new traffic signal is going in at a crash-prone intersection near Alderwood mall. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of… Continue reading