Cell Phone Fines

Accident statistics gathered by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) verify that distracted driving is responsible for a large percentage of accidents in Oregon. Texting while driving is dangerous and we all know we shouldn’t do it, but there is still a large number of drivers out there who still do it anyway. In fact, … Read more

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness” Month

April is “Distracted Driving Awareness” Month in an attempt to drive down the incidences of accidents, injuries, and deaths associated with distracted driving. In 2014, Oregon Department of Transportation started to team up with NHTSA in supporting the National Distracted Driving campaign. Many people believe that distracted driving is texting on a cell phone while … Read more

The Bicyclist’s Survival Guide

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) maintains “The Bicyclist’s Survival Guide” and it is available for viewing on the ODOT website. It is a timely guide for the summer months when there is an increase in ridership and unfortunately in bicycle accidents. Take a moment and familiarize yourself once again with the “rules of the … Read more

FDA Says Temporary Tattoos May Cause Injury

As families head out for vacations during the summer months, many will allow their children to get a temporary tattoo for fun. These tattoos usually last from a few days to a few weeks before harmlessly fading away. The tattoos have been looked upon as a fun harmless experience but the Food and Drug Administration … Read more

Cell Phone Usage and Multitaskers

There have been several articles and awareness campaigns regarding cell phone usage while driving. Many people believe they can multitask without a problem, but studies indicate just the opposite. As reported in Medical News Today, Motorists overrate their ability to talk on cell phones while driving. A study supported by a grant from the American … Read more

Some Sleep Drugs Can Impair Driving

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding consumers that some drugs to treat insomnia could make them less able the next morning to perform activities for which they must be fully alert, including driving a car. FDA has informed manufacturers that the recommended dose should be lowered for sleep drugs approved for bedtime use … Read more

Keep New Year’s Eve Safe

In order to keep everyone safe this year during New Year’s Eve, we encourage all drivers to be sober and avoid accidents or/and being stopped by the police and arrested. Continuing stepped up enforcement efforts that are part of the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, Oregon State Police (OSP), Oregon State Sheriff’s … Read more

Decorative Contact Lenses – Not a Good Choice for Halloween

During the Halloween season, many people are tempted to add decorative contact lenses to put the finishing touches on their costumes for a cool or spooky look. If you purchase these lenses without a prescription or the involvement of an eye care professional, you can risk serious eye damage. Most decorative lenses are readily available … Read more

Think Twice Before Lending Your Vehicle to a Friend

We have all been in the position of lending our vehicle to a friend or relative to drive on occasion. In fact, most of us wouldn’t give it a second thought when asked and happily give over our keys. There are certain risks in doing this and, under some circumstances, this may not be a … Read more