A Boy and a Car Crash

People who have never lived through trauma like a serious car accident do not understand how fear works in the brain. Our brains are hardwired for survival, which is amazing, but susceptible to breaking. Miraculously, the crash did not physically injure me. But I’ve taken the emotional toll with me everywhere since.

By |February 13th, 2019|Alex Pletch, Auto Accidents, Meet Rizklaw|

Tips to Prevent Skiing-Related Knee Injuries

The most common skiing injuries happen to the lower limb, most commonly the knee. The introduction of releasable bindings has decreased the rate of leg fractures by 90% in the past 30 years, but knee sprains (including ACL and/or MCL tears) are on the rise accounting for about 30% of all skiing injuries.

By |January 31st, 2019|Personal Injury, Ski Injury|

Speed Limits and Traffic Deaths

Are you familiar with 'Vision Zero'? You may have seen some signs around town. Particularly in neighborhoods on residential streets. Below you will see some statistics as to why this is so important!

By |January 24th, 2019|Dangerous Oregon Roads, Local News, Protecting Oregonians, Traffic|

The Future of Driving

Driver assistance technologies in today’s motor vehicles are already helping to save lives and prevent injuries.

By |January 17th, 2019|Dangerous Oregon Roads, Distracted Driving, Insights|

Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Accident

Today was a dangerous day on the roads of Portland. You would think that we would have some of the best drivers in the US due to the usual weather/road conditions here. Much of the year you can find slippery wet roads and if you head to the mountain you can find snow. But we remain lower than desirable on the safe driving list for US cities.

By |January 9th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents|

Update on the Gorge Fire and Trail Openings

It’s time to head back to the Columbia River Gorge.

For the first time since the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, seven of Oregon’s most popular trails reopened on Friday.

The moment was made possible by an army of volunteers that worked to stabilize trails hammered by flames and landslides.

By |November 28th, 2018|General News, Insights, Local News|

Portland Tolls…

The South Portland Neighborhood Association (SPNA) recently met with an ODOT representative who explained that they are in the early stages of developing a plan for tolling areas of I-5 and 205 as shown on the map. The current plan is to have a rolling price, more expensive tolls at higher use times. The idea is that doing so will reduce highway congestion.

By |November 21st, 2018|House Fires, Portland Tolls, Protecting Oregonians, South Portland, Traffic|

Resources for Non Distracted Driving

We don't want to show you all the issues with distracted driving without giving you some helpful resources to combat it! Here are some ways your phone can help you to be a safer and less distracted driver!

By |November 14th, 2018|Distracted Driving, Insights|

Horror Stories – Distracted Driving – THE END

When we drive- that's all we should be doing. 100% attention on driving. This video is horrific but it does show us the high price of our distractions. All it takes in a moment to change or end a life.

Distracted Driving, Horror Stories 3

If that hasn't been enough to convince you to put the phone down while driving... Let's look at the fines in Oregon. Check out the Video: It may save your life or at the least, $1K..