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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Hands-Free Voice Controls Increase Driver Distraction

A new study by AAA found voice-activated infotainment systems can pose more of a risk than talking on a cell phone while driving.  Researchers at the University of Utah conducted a test with 40 driver’s ages 18-40 in nine different scenarios with a voice-control system created just for the study.  The hands-free version they created […]

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How to Avoid Wildlife Collisions on the Road

Animals are forced to cross roads and highways in search of food, water, cover and mates placing them in danger of vehicles driving down the road.  The number one way to avoid collisions with wildlife while on the road is to slow down.  In Oregon, the majority of vehicle-wildlife crashes occur September through November.  A […]

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Driver Safety in Wet Road Conditions

With the rain starting to come back in Oregon, it is important to stay safe during the wet and rainy road conditions. To prepare for the weather, make sure you have windshield wipers that function properly to allow you maximum visibility while driving.  Make sure headlights, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals are all […]

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