Car Accidents

Cars Equipped with Front Crash Prevention Slash Rear-End Accidents

July 19, 2018

You can’t stop progress – or at least that’s what they say, right. And, in the case of equipping modern vehicles with front crash prevention technology, why would you want to? Studies have shown the technology could have already saved thousands of lives, if it were already being used today….
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Distracted Driving Realities Every Oregonian Should Consider

May 21, 2018

It’s time Oregon drivers had an intervention about the dangers of distracted driving, because according to the Oregon Department of Transportation someone in Oregon is injured every three minutes due to distracted driving accidents. For that very reason, the Oregon Transportation Commission is organizing a Distracted Driving Task Force to…
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Beaverton Man Arrested for Hit-and-Run Death on Sunset Highway

February 12, 2018

Hit and run accidents are some of the most troubling kind of car accidents, because they normally involve the following: A person who has a made a conscious decision to flee the scene of an accident. Damage to a vehicle or property. And, lastly, it can sometimes even combine personal…
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ODOT Reveals Current Child Restraint Statistics

October 20, 2017

Anyone who grew up in 50s, 60s, or 70s can recall that as a child the only car restraint consisted of your mom or dad shooting out an arm, which acted as a barrier between you and the dashboard. Now, in reality that gesture was more wishful thinking than an…
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IIHS Study Proves Faster Speeds Equal More Deaths

October 20, 2017

Motorists everywhere would do well to heed the sage advice of the late, great Mahatma Gandhi – “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” Even the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute has found through its research and studies that increasing speed limits…
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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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