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 […]

Do Not Wait to seek Medical Treatment if you were Injured in an Accident

Do Not Wait to seek Medical Treatment if you were Injured in an Accident

When you are in a car crash, your own insurance will pay all of your medical bills for a year after the crash, up at at least $15,000.  This is called “personal injury protection” or PIP, and every Oregon auto policy is required to have this coverage. Neither the insurance company nor a jury will […]

Increased Number of Drownings this Summer in OR & SW WA

Increased Number of Drownings this Summer in OR & SW WA

This summer has seen a record number of drownings in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region with 9 so far. All the deaths this year have been males and all but three were teenagers. The most recent one was at the Clackamas River when a 22-year-old drowned while swimming across the river. The water in Oregon […]

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 […]

Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Bike Safety Tips for Kids

Bicycle riding in the summer is a lot of fun, but accidents can happen. Every year about 300,000 children go to the emergency room due to bike injuries.  Some of the injuries are so serious that children may not survive.  The most common serious injuries are head and brain injuries.  Wearing a helmet is extremely […]

Health Insurance – Your Last Resort

Health Insurance – Your Last Resort

Personal injury protection (PIP) is the first place to go to get your medical bills paid if you have been in a car crash.  If you’ve been in a crash, call your own insurance company and speak to an adjuster about using your PIP for medical treatments. PIP only pays $15,000 toward your medical bills, […]

Celebrate National Water Safety Month this Memorial Day Weekend

Celebrate National Water Safety Month this Memorial Day Weekend

May is National Water Safety Month. With the weather looking up for this Memorial Day Weekend, it is important to re-visit water safety tips. Swimming is one of the most popular summer activities. Child drowning is a silent death and unfortunately it happens more often than you think. Drowning is the second leading cause of […]