Common Driving Distractions & How to Practice Focused Driving
Like brushing your teeth or walking the dog, driving a car can be just another part of the day, just another piece of the daily routine. But routine can become dangerous when it becomes too familiar. Many people become overconfident, and this can be a problem—especially on the road. As a result, many drivers tend… read more
Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect This Sunday: What You Need To Know
Effective this Sunday, October 1st, there will be a stricter ban on cell phone use while driving and higher fines. House Bill 2597, passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor earlier this year, prohibits drivers from using ANY function of the cell phone that requires holding or touching. The earlier version, enacted in… read more
Distracted Driving Accidents Take A Toll on Oregonians
Distracted Driving Accidents Significantly Increase in Oregon Distracted driving accidents caused by texting or using a hand-held cell phone while driving in Oregon, are significantly increasing, so much so that Oregon State Police now estimate that 25% of Oregon car accident injuries involve distracted driving. If you are involved in a distracted driving car accident,… read more
A Courtesy “Wave” : Should A Well-Intentioned Driver Be Held Liable For Injuries?
Should a well-intentioned driver who provides an, “all clear” wave to another driver, resulting in serious injury to other people on the road be held liable? This is the question a Multnomah County jury could face if the recent lawsuit filed by Portland bicyclist Cynthia Lewellen goes to trial. Oregonlive.com repots that Lewellen, an avid cyclist, is suing two… read more
Distracted Driving in Oregon: The Dangers of Technological Distractions
As technology progresses, so does the epidemic of distracted driving. It is a problem on the rise because we are living in a society that craves convenience and tends to reward multitasking.
Distracted Driving – Oregon Bans Hand-Held Cell Phones
Oregon joined a number of states in attempting to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from distracted driving, by banning the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. As of January 1, 2010, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle and use a hand-held cell phone in Oregon. The ban applies to talking… read more