City Planners are looking at $5 million safety improvements on 82nd Avenue

The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking to spend $5 million to improve pedestrian and driver safety at five major intersections on 82nd Avenue in East Portland. All of the 5 chosen intersections are ranked in the top 5% for the most dangerous in Oregon. The safety improvements will be added on the 7.3-mile stretch […]

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Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

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Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

The three key elements to safe winter driving is stay alert, slow down and stay in control. To prepare for winter weather, schedule a maintenance check-up for your vehicle to make sure everything is in working condition. Always have a sufficient amount of gas in your tank to avoid being stuck in a remote area […]

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Takata Corp Airbag Recall Affects Millions of Vehicle Owners

Potentially dangerous airbags by Takata Corp are recalled in various models of 2001-2007 vehicles.  The airbags blasted shrapnel into the passenger seat and automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicles worldwide due to this problem. Vehicle owners with these airbags are informed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take immediate action.  In the […]

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Driving Safety During Strong Winds

This past weekend, the Portland area experienced strong winds causing accidents, power outages and other catastrophes.  Driving can be dangerous in windy conditions so it is important to use safety precautions on the road.  Expect sudden gusts at any time but particularly on open roads, when passing bridges or gaps in hedges or overtaking high-sided […]

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How to Teach your Teenager to Drive

Parents know how do drive, but they don’t necessarily know how to describe or teach driving.  It is recommended to have a driving instructor work with your teen to help them learn the rules of the road.  Teens who take formal driver education courses are less likely to be involved in a car crash, get […]

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