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Year: 2014

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs when you are involved in or witness a terrifying, usually life-threatening, event.  Severe anxiety, flashbacks, uncontrollable thoughts and nightmares are common symptoms of the illness.  While most people eventually adjust to the aftereffects of traumatic events, some people find their symptoms worsening over time.  Doctors are not able to pinpoint… read more

Pedestrian, Bicyclist and Driver Safety in the Dark


Until mid-December, the days will be getting shorter which means it will be darker in the morning and evenings.  Pedestrians and bicyclists can be even harder to see during the morning and evening commutes. As a pedestrian, make sure to use crosswalks when crossing roads at night.  Try to wear light colored clothing or have… read more

Hands-Free Voice Controls Increase Driver Distraction


A new study by AAA found voice-activated infotainment systems can pose more of a risk than talking on a cell phone while driving.  Researchers at the University of Utah conducted a test with 40 driver’s ages 18-40 in nine different scenarios with a voice-control system created just for the study.  The hands-free version they created… read more

Driver Safety in Wet Road Conditions

With the rain starting to come back in Oregon, it is important to stay safe during the wet and rainy road conditions. To prepare for the weather, make sure you have windshield wipers that function properly to allow you maximum visibility while driving.  Make sure headlights, tail lights, brake lights and turn signals are all… read more

Railroad Crossing Safety Tips


A motorist is 20 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train than in one involving another motor vehicle. Keep these tips in mind next time you are around a railroad crossing to avoid an accident: Always yield the right-of-way to the train; they cannot yield to you. Never ignore warnings such… read more

Teen Driving Safety

Teens drivers are more likely to be distracted while driving.  Texting and driving is very common among teens and it is important t0 make sure your teen understands the rules of the road to keep themselves and other drivers safe. Nearly 1/3 of all teen deaths between the ages of 16-19 are a result of… read more

Fall Conditions Driver Safety

October means a 15-20%  increase in accidents on the roads.  With the weather conditions changing, the first few rainy days make the roads extra slippery.  Oil on the road and falling leaves are important to watch out for.  Make sure to drive carefully to avoid accidents in these wet conditions.