Dark Streets Limit Visibility for Drivers and Pedestrians

  The past couple of weeks there have been several accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles in the early morning or evenings when it is still dark out. Some of these crashes involved victims who did not survive. If you are walking at night make sure drivers can see you. Be visible and try […]

When is the Wrong time to Pass other Vehicles

  Over the past couple weeks, there has been multiple car crashes involving vehicles trying to pass others in no-passing zones in Oregon. Unfortunately, these crashes typically end with serious injuries or death due to the speed of the vehicles attempting to pass. Head-on collisions in these situations are extremely life-threatening. If you misjudge the […]

Plan Ahead this New Year’s Eve

Plan Ahead this New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two of the most common holidays for drunk driving accidents to occur.   Each year nearly 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes and during the holidays it is even more prevalent. Stay safe this New Year’s and plan ahead if you are going to be drinking. Whether […]

Safety and the New MAX Orange Line

  In Spring of 2015, the new Portland-Milwaukie MAX Orange Line will began testing the route to familiarize train operators with the new line. Safety around light rail is important to keep in mind while driving, walking or biking nearby. It takes MAX trains two blocks to stop and they can’t swerve to avoid you. […]

City Planners are looking at $5 million safety improvements on 82nd Avenue

  The Oregon Department of Transportation is looking to spend $5 million to improve pedestrian and driver safety at five major intersections on 82nd Avenue in East Portland. All of the 5 chosen intersections are ranked in the top 5% for the most dangerous in Oregon. The safety improvements will be added on the 7.3-mile […]

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?

With more states legalizing recreational marijuana use, people worry that more drivers under the influence of pot will lead to an increase in traffic deaths. Researchers have studied the effects of driving under the influence of marijuana and it seems a bit hazy. The effects of driving while high on marijuana are slower decision making, decreased peripheral […]

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

Winter Driving Safety: How to Drive in Snow and Ice

The three key elements to safe winter driving is stay alert, slow down and stay in control. To prepare for winter weather, schedule a maintenance check-up for your vehicle to make sure everything is in working condition. Always have a sufficient amount of gas in your tank to avoid being stuck in a remote area […]

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 […]