Portland Traffic Increased 6.3% Since Last Year

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 […]

Oregon Truck Drivers Illegal Cellphone Use Caught on Camera

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. […]

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 […]

Pedestrian Safety Beacons Added to East Portland Intersections

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 […]

How Measure 91 will Affect Driving and Marijuana Starting July 1

How Measure 91 will Affect Driving and Marijuana Starting July 1

Starting on Wednesday, marijuana will be legal to possess and grow in Oregon for those over the age of 21.  There are many questions that Oregonians have regarding what is now going to be legal and what is still illegal when it comes to marijuana. It will now be legal to transport your marijuana in […]

Celebrate National Safety Month this June

Celebrate National Safety Month this June

Help save lives and prevent injuries by raising awareness this June of what it takes to stay safe. National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Many people have different fears of about ways something terrible could happen to them. […]

Left-turn Signals Installed at SE Powell and 26th

Left-turn Signals Installed at SE Powell and 26th

With the recent fatal bicycle-car collisions on SE Powell, the city has added left-turn signals at the intersection with 26th Avenue. The new signals will have green left-turn arrows for both directions of traffic. The lights should be in full effect sometime this week. The lights are expected to improve safety by reducing crashes involving […]

The Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

The Warning Signs of Drowsy Driving

More than one-third of American’s polled by the National Sleep Foundation said they have actually fallen asleep at the wheel before.  Many people who have fallen asleep had an accident or nearly had one because they had dozed off or were too tired to drive. The National Traffic Safety Administration estimates about 100,000 police-reported crashes […]