Driving Safety Tips

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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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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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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December is Drinking & Drugged Driving Awareness Month, ODOT Announces

December 20, 2015

With the support of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Governor Kate Brown has once again designated December as being Drinking & Drugged Driving Awareness Month, or 3D month, according to transportation safety officials. The focus of this month-long campaign is to remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving,…
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5 Winter Driving Safety Tips that Can Reduce Your Risk of a Crash

November 20, 2015

While the cold, icy weather of winter can impact the performance of your car, as noted in our last blog, winter conditions can also introduce other challenges for drivers. And understanding what these challenges usually are can be critical to adjusting your driving behaviors to promote optimal safety during your…
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4 Ways Cold Winter Weather Can Affect Your Car

November 10, 2015

The cold, icy and snowy weather of winter usually means that it’s time to breakout your winter wardrobe and start regularly running the heater or fireplace at home. It also typically means that it’s time to take some extra care of your vehicle, as the cold of winter can affect…
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5 Important Pedestrian Safety Tips for Kids & Parents on Halloween

October 31, 2015

Children are, tragically, often the victims of pedestrian accidents. While this can be due to the fact that motorists can have a hard time seeing children near or around their vehicles, it can also result from children not knowing pedestrian safety (and running out into traffic). In some cases, children…
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7 Facts to Know for National Teen Driver Safety Week

October 20, 2015

Getting a driver’s license is often a huge milestone for teenagers, representing a new freedom and another step closer to becoming a full-fledged adult. While teens are put through various training and tests to earn licenses, however, they don’t always act safely behind the wheel once they have their drivers’…
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4 Things You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of a Summertime Car Accident

June 30, 2015

As the summer approaches, you may be planning a trip or thinking about how you will enjoy the warm weather outdoors. What you should be aware of as you make these plans, however, is that, during the summer, your risk of being in a car accident increases dramatically. In fact,…
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NHTSA Rider & Driver Safety Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Mo.

May 10, 2015

“Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclist fatalities occurred 26 times more frequently than passenger car occupants in a traffic crash” – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Supporting National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the NHTSA has recently released some new motorcycle accident statistics to remind motorists that: Many of the…
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