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Are THC Limits for Oregon Drivers Strict Enough?

July 31, 2016

Things have recently got a little sticky for transportation safety regulators in Oregon. That’s because the findings of a recently study indicate that it is not scientifically possible to reliably measure the “blood-test threshold” for THC in a motorist’s system to help determine whether (s)he is impaired. This is according to research conducted…
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Feds Step Up Takata Air Bag Recall

July 15, 2016

The federal government is cranking up its efforts to get the word out about defective Takata airbags after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) discovered the underlying cause of the inflator’s ability to rupture.1 The NHTSA hopes its efforts will accelerate the repair an additional 40…
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NFL Player Explains Why He Hid Brain Injury from League

June 17, 2016

For all the hoopla being made about NFL concussions (does the NFL take responsibility or not? etc.), the Indianapolis Colts running back Tyler Varga has a harrowing story that deals with his rise to the big leagues and the painful battle he had with his concussion. In short, Varga experienced…
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May is Transportation Safety & Work Zone Awareness Month

May 5, 2016

Portland’s leaders and local government officials take pride in revitalizing and renovating its transportation corridors, which is why they take extra precautions and display more pomp than usual – as evident with the color Orange showing up everywhere, like lighting bridges and Go Orange Day. Obviously, city leaders are being…
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Alleged Drunk Driver Causes Wreck in Westside

April 18, 2016

The old adage – “Crime never pays!” – really comes to mind when reading about the 22-year-old Beaverton driver who pulled a “Dukes of Hazard” and made off through a suburban Westside neighborhood recently. The brash young driver lost his pursuer, only to be apprehended moments later by the same…
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Support for TBI Survivors Is Focus of 2016 Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 2, 2016

March is national brain injury awareness month, and this year’s campaign is focused on letting brain injury survivors know that they are not alone – and that support is out there if they know where to look. The goals of this national campaign, which is led each year by the…
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Portland Drivers Are Among the Worst in the Nation, Study Reveals

February 29, 2016

Portland won’t be having any parades to celebrate its car safety record anytime soon, as it was recently ranked near bottom of the list on Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report 2015. In fact, Portland ranked 183 out of 200 of America’s largest cities for Allstate’s annual ranking of the cities…
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Columbia River Car Crash Leaves More Questions than Answers

February 20, 2016

Portland Fire and Rescue crews and two Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office boats assisted in pulling a car out of the Columbia River near Northeast Portland on Thursday, February 18, 2016. One deceased victim was found by divers in the blue 2002 Honda Civic, according to a Portland Police Bureau news…
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Authorities Searching for Driver Who Caused a Fatal Car Crash in Portland

February 13, 2016

One man is dead and four other people are now recovering from injuries after a car crash involving a pickup truck occurred in Northeastern Portland around 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Emergency crews responding to the accident scene called in a LifeFlight to try to save a man,…
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Speed Limits in Some Areas of Oregon Will Increase March 2016

January 31, 2016

Oregon motorists who regularly drive in the central and/or eastern parts of the state will soon be able to put their pedals a little bit closer to the medal, as speed limits in these regions are set to increase this coming March. That’s because HB3402, which was passed in Oregon…
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