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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Oregon Truck Drivers Illegal Cellphone Use Caught on Camera

Cellphone usage and driving is very dangerous. For commercial truck drivers, it can be even more dangerous and is against the law. A KGW investigation found that a lot of commercial truck drivers are talking on their cellphones while driving on Oregon freeways. Video footage captured many truck drivers with cellphones pressed against their ears. […]

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Forest Grove Police Officer’s Body Camera Captures Car Crash as it Happens

Troy Maslen with the Forest Grove Police Department was wearing a helmet-mounted camera that capture more than just a routine traffic stop on July 14th. Maslen had a driver pulled over while he heard a loud crash nearby at the intersection of 19th Avenue and Hawthorne Street. The camera shows the traffic lights on Hawthorne […]

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Pedestrian Safety Beacons Added to East Portland Intersections

As part of the Vision Zero initiative to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on Portland’s roads, 24 new rapid flash beacons will be added to intersections. The rapid flash beacons are installed to improve safety for pedestrians crossing busy Portland streets. Two have been installed so far at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Skidmore Street, and […]

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