Universal Helmet Laws the Key to Improved Motorcycle Safety

The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) has unequivocally come out in favor of universal helmet laws that would require motorcycle drivers and their passengers to wear a helmet every time they get on a bike. Recent studies justify expanding the helmet laws nationwide, according to the CDC. According to a CDC report […]

Legal Update: Rental Cars and Recalls

A mother who lost two daughters in a rental car crash in 2004 has made it her mission in life to ensure that the rental car industry is made to abide by federal safety regulations. Cally Houck’s daughters, Raechel, 24, and Jacqueline, 20, were killed when the power steering fluid in their rented Chrysler PT […]

A Guide to Driving and Not Driving With Dementia

It’s a question more and more families are being forced to contend with as the age profile of America’s drivers continues to climb. When someone you love, and who may have been driving for more than half a century, has been diagnosed with dementia, how do you get that person to make the transition from […]

New NHTSA Study Shows Traffic Deaths Decreasing

There was good news regarding efforts to reduce the number of fatalities on American roads, in a report recently released by the NHTSA. Even though Americans are driving more miles than ever before, the number of fatalities was lower in 2010 than at any stage in more than half a century. The last time there […]

4th of July Firework Safety

Is there anyone out there, really, who doesn’t just love a great fireworks display? Well, maybe the family hound would be happy to give the big bangs and exploding flashes of light a miss, but apart from that, it’s safe to say that people of all ages look forward to the Fourth of July celebrations […]

Is Siri Really Going to Help Drivers Be Safer?

Even 25 years ago, it would have seemed the stuff of futuristic science fiction that most people believed they would never see in their lifetime. With the impending and inevitable integration of Apple’s “Siri” into millions of cars, however, the auto makers of today are turning David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider into an antique. For those […]

Drivers Can Still be Held Liable in Sun Glare Car Accidents

We’ve all heard of those “act of God” or “emergency doctrine” clauses that can get someone who probably should be held responsible for some disaster or another off the hook. And surely, a sun glare car accident must fall under that category, right? What’s more an act of God than the sun? Well, a Syracuse, […]

Pool Drownings of Children Still a Serious Problem for Parents

Pool Drownings of Children Still a Serious Problem for Parents

Summer is here at last, and as the temperatures rise, more and more Oregonians take to the great outdoors for fresh air, sunshine (whenever it shows up) and some exercise. Unfortunately, the season that brings longer daylight hours and warmer weather also reminds us all too frequently and in the worst possible way that pool […]