Impact of Public Transportation

Impact of Public Transportation

If you had to take a quick guess as to what it costs to own and operate your car over, say, a five-year period, what do you think it would be? Would it shock you to find out that, if you’re an “average” motorist, the AAA estimates that you’ll spend almost $45,000 over five years […]

Fatal Traffic Accidents Increase, NHTSA Guesses Why

The year 2011 saw the fewest road traffic fatalities in America in more than 60 years. The last time the number of people killed in U.S. road accidents was as low as last year came in 1949. While officials responsible for road safety, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were still congratulating themselves […]

Drowsy Driving as Dangerous as Drunk Driving, Experts Say

When you’re out on the road and see someone weaving dangerously between lanes for no reason whatever, or whose speed changes without warning or cause, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? It would only be natural for you to think, “I’ll bet that driver has had a few too many tonight!” Here’s […]

New Portland Speed Limit Signs Lower Speed to 20 MPH

Portland’s cyclists, pedestrians and parents of children who walk to school are all breathing a sigh of relief. At long last, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is preparing to roll out between 250 and 300 new speed limit signs right across the city’s neighborhood greenways. These neighborhood greenways are part of the city’s network […]

Recent Car Recalls that May Surprise You

While Toyota has experienced well-publicized difficulties with millions of cars being recalled over the past few years, the motoring public generally thinks of cars from Eastern Europe or Korea when they hear that a new flaw in a vehicle’s safety systems means they have to be taken back to the dealer for a (hopefully) quick […]

Prevent Underage Drinking and Driving in Oregon

Without a doubt, drunk driving is a problem in Oregon, along with the rest of the country. And when you combine alcohol and motor vehicles, and then add an underage driver into the mix, you’ve got a real recipe for disaster. Now, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is looking for ways to prevent underage […]

Event Data Recorders (EDR) Help Determine Liability

Did you know that you probably have your own personal private detective riding along with you every time you get into your car? In addition, should you find yourself in a collision that wasn’t your fault, that same little private detective could very well be used to prove your case, in case the other driver […]

You Deserve Compensation After a Hit and Run Accident

There are many crimes that shock and appall people, especially when an innocent victim is seriously injured or killed in the process. Included in the list of almost inconceivably criminal behavior are the hit and run incidents—not accidents—where one driver makes the cold and sinister decision to leave the scene of an accident without stopping […]