Staying Safe in a Flooded Portland

With the excessive amounts of rain and wind hitting the Portland Metro area, injuries and accidents are more likely to occur. Streets are flooded, landslides are happening and trees are falling on homes and streets. Driving on flooded roads is very dangerous. A small car can be moved by just eight inches of rushing water. […]

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Roads May Be Icy for Thanksgiving Travel

Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend, the temperatures will drop to freezing during the early mornings and late evenings.  Holiday commuters are warned to watch for icy roads early Thursday morning.  Temperatures through Saturday could dip as low as 20 degrees with rain and freezing fog possible.  Patches of black ice will likely form on roads […]

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Rainy and Windy Driving Safety Tips

With so many rainy days in the forecast, it is important to remind drivers about safety tips in these conditions.  Since these are some of the first heavy rainstorms of the season, sometimes the rain pulls motor oil, grease, and dirt from where it has accumulated on the road. This makes the road slick, not just wet. […]

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Celebrate National Teen Driver Safety Week

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recognizing this week in October, National Teen Driver Safety Week. NHTSA would like to remind parents of teen drivers to discuss these various safety topics that are among some of the most risky behaviors of teen drivers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of deaths for those […]

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Back-to-school Safety Tips for Drivers

As the school year starts up again, the roads get busier and things can get a little crazy. Buses are on new routes, kids are on bikes or walking and parents are rushing to drop kids off before work. This is an important time for drivers to slow down and pay attention, especially at times […]

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Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

Portland highways are reaching and practically exceeding capacity making traffic even worse.  Traffic has increased 6.3% just this year. That increase is twice the national average and it is just getting worse. Each month the count of vehicles on the road increases and sets new records. With the economy growing and more people moving to Oregon, it […]

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