Driving with a Hangover Could be as Dangerous as Drunk Driving

  Two studies by researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and University of the West of England in the UK presented a series of driving tests that mimicked highway driving. The individuals had an average of 10 alcoholic drinks the night before. The subjects did not have any alcohol present in their blood but […]

Cell Phone Companies Ignored Risks

Date: December 8, 2009 “Can your secretary take dictation at 55 MPH?” That’s the headline of a 1984 cell phone advertisement. The cellular phone pictured is larger than many desk phones, complete with a full-size, corded handset. Yet, the ad calls the device “perfect” for making calls from the road, and actually suggests using it […]

Car Crash Injures Pedestrian in Parking Lot

Date: October 29, 2009 Location: Sunset Esplanade, Hillsboro, Oregon Names: Angela Walters, Jeffrey Kenney Angela Walters, 29, of Hillsboro, Oregon, had just gotten off a bus and was hurrying through the Sunset Esplanade parking lot October 29, 2009, around 4:15 PM, when she was struck by a car, according to The Hillsboro Argus. Police said […]

OSP Arrests 31 Drunk Drivers on Halloween

Date: November 2, 2009 Oregon State Police were out in force for Halloween this year, and their efforts paid off. During the 12-hour time period from 6 PM, October 31, to 6 AM, November 1, troopers nabbed 31 drunk drivers in Oregon – more than double the total for Halloween 2008.

Protecting Your Kids from the #1 Risk This Halloween

Date: October 27, 2009 Halloween is a time for scary stories, and often it’s the grownups getting spooked. Parents hear warnings about stranger danger, razor blades, and LSD in candy bags. There’s even a scientific study on eye injuries from throwing raw eggs. Some folks worry about black cats. But the real danger on Halloween […]

Drowsiness May Have Led to Death in Grants Pass

Drowsiness May Have Led to Death in Grants Pass

Date: September 27, 2009 Location: Old Highway 199, south of Grants Pass, Oregon Names: Avi Livingstone, Hana Goodkind, Ilan Goodheart, Tosh M. Mason (Photo: Courtesy Oregon State Police) Driving drowsy may have been a factor in a single-car crash that killed a California mother and injured her two children and another passenger, according to the […]

Teens’ Death in Car Crash Pulls Ridgefield Community Together

Date: August 10, 2009 Location: U.S. 30, near Clatskanie Names: Richard Michael Araiza, Jason Cary Carter, Aja L. Gerrity, Ki Young Kim, Dustin Evan Leitzell, Amanda Williams The Oregonian reports a memorial and celebration of four teens who lost their lives in a accident that occurred earlier this month on U.S. 30. Hundreds of people […]