Oregon House Bill Passes Banning Left-Lane Hogs on Highway

Oregon House Bill Passes Banning Left-Lane Hogs on Highway

This week a bill designating the left lane on interstate and state highways for passing only has made it though the state House.  House Bill 3414 applies to roadways with two lanes or more of traffic moving the same direction and violators could receive tickets for $160.  The bill is intended to help increase safety […]

Driver-Pedestrian Safety Tips this Spring

Driver-Pedestrian Safety Tips this Spring

With some of the warmest weather hitting the Portland area this weekend, it is important for drivers and pedestrians to be aware of each other to avoid accidents.  As the weather gets nicer, more people will be outside enjoying themselves.  Parents, make sure when your kids are playing outside, they stay off busy roads to […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Most Americans drivers believe that hands-free devices are safer than using your cell phone. Over 30 studies show that hands-free devices are no safer because your brain is still distracted by the conversation you are having. Driver’s can miss up to half of what is going on around them including traffic lights, stop signs, pedestrians […]

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

  In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving has become an increasing issue over the last few years and is easily preventable. Texting and driving is one of the most common forms of distracted driving. Seventy-one percent of young people say they have sent a text while driving. Texting and driving is […]

Portland Ranked 10th Worst for Traffic in the Country

Portland Ranked 10th Worst for Traffic in the Country

A study done by TomTom measured congestion in 200 cities throughout the world. The results are in and Portland ranked as the 10th worst city for traffic congestion in the United States. The methodology behind the study was to measure travel times during the entire day and during peak period to compare them with travel […]

Oregon State Study Shows New Distractions Teen Drivers Face

Oregon State Study Shows New Distractions Teen Drivers Face

A new study by Oregon State University found that teenage drivers in the Northwest understand the message about the dangers of texting and driving, but they don’t recognize other activities that can cause them to lose focus on the road. Teens believe they are great at multi-tasking but when behind the wheel, it can be […]

Oregon Senate Passes Bill allowing Bicycles & Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Oregon Senate Passes Bill allowing Bicycles & Motorcycles to Run Red Lights

Early last week the Oregon Senate unanimously approved SB 533, allowing a “bicyclist or motorcyclist to proceed at stop light under certain conditions.” The idea is not to have bicyclists just running red lights at every intersection but it is to bring relief to bikers who constantly find themselves at stop lights that won’t change. […]

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