Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycle Safety Tips

Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars due to more severe consequences if an accident occurs. A motorcyclist is more likely to die in a crash typically than a car or truck driver. To avoid accidents when riding a motorcycle it is important to pay serious attention to safety. Many accidents can be avoided through education […]

Teen Driving Safety Tips

Teen Driving Safety Tips

Inexperience is the main reason why teens are likely to get into a car crash. New drivers have an increased likelihood of getting into a car crash due to their lack of experience driving. It is important to make sure your teen has had a proper amount of education and practice when learning how to […]

Safe Driving Tips in Foggy Conditions

Safe Driving Tips in Foggy Conditions

With all the morning fog in Portland last week, it is important to drive safely in these conditions. Pay attention to local weather conditions to check when there is possible fog in the mornings and/or evening and adjust your driving habits accordingly. Allow extra room in between other vehicles to avoid a collision. Use fog […]

Portland Transportation Goal to End City Traffic Fatalities by 2025

The new safety goal from Portland’s Director of Transportation is to end traffic fatalities in the next ten years.  Auto fatalities and death can be avoided but it is a collaborative effort to decrease the numbers.  The Bureau of Transportation released a 2-year work plan earlier this week.  Distracted driving and speeding are two of […]

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over 83,000 vehicle crashes and 1,000 fatalities a year are due to drowsy driving.  Many people recognize that drowsy driving is underreported as a main cause of car crashes. Sleepiness can increase the risk of auto crashes because it impairs performance and can ultimately lead to the […]

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?

Many parents are not aware of who is liable for acts of their minor children. In most states the concept of parental responsibility applies to criminal and civil acts of the child.  State legislatures have confirmed that an innocent victim should not have the financial burden of property damage or medical expenses that results from […]

Twenty-six Percent of Car Wrecks Involve Cell Phones

  With all the warnings about talking or texting while driving, a new study shows the situation is actually getting worse. Cellphone usage is now an issue in 36% of all motor vehicle crashes according to an annual survey from the National Safety Council. The survey found that 21% of phone related crashes involve drivers […]

Driving Safety on Black Ice

Driving Safety on Black Ice

With multiple crashes in Oregon this past weekend due to black ice on roads, we believe it is important to use extreme caution during icy conditions. Early mornings pose some of the greatest danger when driving in the dark on icy roads. Morning fog can reduce visibility making it harder to see ice on the […]