National Safety Month Focus: Slips and Falls

Every year, National Safety Month is observed to alert people to a wide variety of accidents and injuries that could be avoided, saving time, money and no small amount of pain and suffering. In Oregon, hundreds of people are hurt every year in slip and fall accidents, and it’s no surprise that the people responsible […]

Driving Myth #5: Stopping for Emergency Vehicles

Myth No. 5 – Slowing down or moving a lane away from stopped emergency vehicles is only a courtesy, but it’s not a law. Well, here’s the thing; it actually is the law in Oregon and has been for a few years now. The law was enacted as a reaction to a number of horrific […]

Driving Myth #4: Use of Turning Lanes

Myth No. 4:  I can use the left turn lane (or designated center turn lane) as a merging lane or as a lane of travel to get up to my anticipated turning point. This could rank as among the most highly abused of our five Portland driving myths. The incorrect use of left turn lanes […]

Driving Myth #3: Bicycles on the Sidewalk

Myth No. 3:  I can ride my bicycle on a sidewalk just the same as riding on the street. Here we have another great source of Portland arguments and displays of verbal versatility. Portland pedestrians frequently voice their opinion that there should be a law protecting them from cyclists using sidewalks. Well, there is such […]

Driving Myth #2: Pedestrian Right of Way

Myth No. 2:  As a pedestrian, I ALWAYS have the right of way over motor vehicles. As well as leading to unseemly arguments and the occasional use of language best left to very, very bad movie scripts, this myth has also led to far too many serious accidents between pedestrians and vehicles. As Portland personal […]

New Study on Tires Reveals Surprising Financial Impact

How much pressure should there be in your vehicle’s tires? Should the front tires have the same pressure as the rear? How can you tell if there’s not enough tread left on your tires to drive safely? Are under inflated tires really a bad thing, and if so, why? A recent Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) […]

Talking Cars….Futuristic Dream or Current Safety Device?

It’s fair to say that most of us, whether we admit it or not, talk to our cars at some stage or another. Often, this is to express irritation or frustration with a perceived slight the vehicle has committed, like failing to start on a bitterly cold morning, or stalling in heavy traffic, or failing […]

Summer Injury Prevention Tips for Parents

After the long, dark, cold winter months and the stuttering promises made by spring, summer seems finally to have arrived, much to the delight of the vast majority of people. Yet summer also brings extra dangers, and Portland child injury attorneys are offering some good advice on how to prevent some of the more common […]