Driving and Commuting

first_imgSnohomish County has five major routes that connect the county to the rest of the state and points beyond. There are four north-south routes: Interstate 5, I-405, state Route 9 and SR 99. The only complete east-west route is U.S. Route 2, which ends just a few miles east of NS Everett.The Washington State Department of Transportation offers commuter options at www.wsdot.wa.gov/choices.The WSDOT provides free, real-time traffic information, including traffic maps and cameras, on its website, but you can also download its free mobile app for iOS and Android devices. Drivers can also subscribe to nearly 200 specialized email or text alerts from WSDOT to help them know traffic conditions, mountain pass closures and more before they go. Go to www.wsdot.com/traffic and click on “Travel Alerts.”The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is the state’s designated highway safety office. It leads statewide efforts and builds partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries on roadways for the health, safety and benefit of communities. For information about distracted driving, pedestrians and cyclists, school zones and impaired driving — including alcohol, marijuana and other drug use — visit www.wtsc.wa.gov or call 360-725-9860.Washington State Department of LicensingEverett5313 Evergreen WayEverett, WA 98203 425-356-2966Lynwood18023 Highway 99 N, Suite ELynnwood, WA 98037 425-672-3406Smokey Point3704 172nd St. NE, Suite K1Arlington, WA 98223 360-653-2188www.dol.wa.gov The Washington State Department of Licensing issues driver’s licenses and instruction permits, renews licenses and ID cards, provides copies of your driving record, registers cars and boats, and offers other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at www.dol.wa.gov/forms.html?fldt.Driver’s LicensesMilitary personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Washington are issued drivers with the word “military” in place of an expiration date. These individuals don’t have to renew their driver licenses as long as they are:Members of the armed forces on active dutyMembers of the National Guard or reservists called to duty for 180 days or moreSpouses, domestic partners and dependents of military personnel who occupy the same residence as the person on active dutyBy law, you have 30 days to get a Washington driver’s license after you’ve moved here. If you’re registering vehicles, you need to obtain your driver’s license first.You are considered a Washington resident when you do any of the following:Register to voteReceive state benefitsGet any Washington state license at resident ratesReceive in-state tuition feesWashington spells out what is required for licensing and insurance under various scenarios in its Washington Driver Guide, which can be downloaded at www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/guide.html. Military members and veterans may be entitled to certain DMV exemptions and allowances. For more information on military and veteran exceptions and requirements, visit the website.Vehicle RegistrationApplications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/military-inwa.html, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.Distracted DrivingWashington prohibits drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle (a hands-free device is acceptable); novice drivers are barred from all cell phone use. Texting while driving is prohibited statewide for all drivers.Washington State Department of Transportationwww.wsdot.wa.gov Visit the Washington State Department of Transportation website for interactive maps, information about road closures and travel advisories and to view live traffic cameras.last_img read more

Straughn and Legrier record double-doubles in loss to UWG

first_img West Alabama* 2/21/2015 – 4 p.m. CT PENSACOLA, Fla.  – The University of West Florida men’s basketball team fell to the University of West Georgia 79-69 at the UWF Field House Thursday night. The Argonauts (7-19, 3-17 GSC) were led by Erin Straughn (Pensacola, Fla./East Carolina University) and Deangelo Legrier (Orlando, Fla./Edgewater HS) who each recorded double-doubles in the loss. “You’re never pleased when you lose,” said head coach Bob Stinnett. “But I was pleased with our team because of how hard they worked.” West Florida started strong in the first half by jumping to an early 6-0 lead before the Wolves scored their first basket of the game. The Argos would go on to hold their lead until 13 minutes remained in the first half until UWG went on a 8-0 run to take the lead. Both teams would go on to trade baskets throughout the remaining half and at halftime, West Georgia held onto a 38-36 lead over the Argos. Straughn led the Argos in the half after he scored 10 points and grabbed six rebounds on 4-for-9 shooting. UWF and UWG each traded baskets for the most of the second half, and with 12 minutes remaining the Argos were within one of the wolves. However, a 15-9 run by the Wolves gave West Georgia an eight point lead with six minutes left. West Florida just couldn’t overcome the deficit and eventually fell 79-69. Straughn led West Florida in points and rebounding for the game after scoring 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Legrier followed with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Also scoring in double-digits for the Argos was junior Lendward Griffin (Jacksonville, Fla./Ribault HS) who tallied 15 points while also grabbing eight rebounds on 7-for-9 shooting. The Argos will play their final home game of 2014-15 on Saturday, Feb. 21 against the University of West Alabama in a game where UWF will honor their seniors. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS# — www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version Next Game: Watch Live Live Stats Preview Full Schedule Roster last_img read more