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. […]

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Riding in the Rain

  Bad weather riding can be more complex and dangerous than other conditions.  Some motorcycle riders find it enjoyable and rewarding riding in the rain but some may not actively seek out that kind of fun.  The key to riding in the rain is three highly variable factors: traction, visibility and comfort. Traction No matter […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

With all the trick-or-treaters walking around this evening, it is important to stay safe during the holiday.  Parents should make sure your kids understand how to be safe while trick-or-treating.  Always have an adult or teenage sibling accompany your children when trick-or-treating.  If your children are old enough to be out on their own, make sure […]

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 […]

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips

A motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in one involving another motor vehicle. Keep these tips in mind next time you are around a railroad crossing to avoid an accident: Always yield the right-of-way to the train; they cannot yield to you. Never ignore warnings such […]

Safety Changes Coming to North Williams Avenue

  North Williams Avenue will be seeing new safety changes to make it more bike and pedestrian friendly.  Four-thousand bicyclists use it everyday along with 8,000 cars, trucks and buses. New changes include a much wider lane for just bikes on the left and one motor vehicle traffic lane on the right. Bicyclists agree it […]