Fatal Auto Accidents

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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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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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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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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ODOT Relaunches App to Prevent Drunk Drivers from Getting Behind the Wheel

January 15, 2016

A new app developed by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help impaired drivers get home safely may have enjoyed little fanfare since it was introduced last December in the middle of the holiday season. For that very reason, Oregon safety officials are relaunching SaferRide, a mobile app…
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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 Crucial Facts to Know about Speeding & Traffic Accidents

December 10, 2015

Traffic collisions can be caused by various factors, including human errors, vehicle equipment defects, poor road conditions and/or poor weather conditions. Of all of the contributing factors to crashes, however, speeding is one of the single most prevalent, according to officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). And…
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Fatal Traffic Accidents Increase by 8% in 2015, NHTSA Reports

November 30, 2015

Over the first half of 2015, there has been a remarkable surge in the number of deadly traffic crashes occurring on U.S. roadways, officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced. In fact, according to preliminary data for this year, the first six months of 2015 have…
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