1. The Top 4 Causes of Teen Caused Car Accidents

    According to a 2016 study by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention, teenagers (ages 15-19) made up roughly 6.5% of the driving-age population of the United States but accounted for just shy of 8.5% of total damages in auto accidents — a whopping $13.6 billion dollars worth.    In t…Read More

  2. Portland Driving School for a Safer Summer!

    A University of Iowa study reports the most frequent cause of vehicle crashes involving teenagers is distracted driving, especially when there are other teens on board. In a nationwide analysis of accidents involving teen drivers, it was discovered that in 60 percent of those accidents the driver wa…Read More

  3. Teen Traffic Deaths on the Rise

    Oregon and Washington Teens Fare Better Than Most. The most recent study from The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) examined deaths of 16 and 17-year-old drivers, finding an 11 percent increase over the previous year. By 2012, traffic deaths of 16 and 17-year old drivers spiked 19 percent …Read More

  4. 7 Tips for Driving at Night

    Why is night driving so dangerous, besides the fact that it’s dark? It is because vision is the principal factor of reaction time for a driver, and our vision at night becomes severely limited. Our depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision are all compromised when driving at night…Read More

  5. Crash Statistics: The Ugly Side of Driving

    We want to share some crash statistics with that have a direct bearing on novice drivers. These are the statistics that we at Pacific Driver Education want to change. Education and awareness are the keys to make the necessary changes in behavior and attitude. Review the statistics with your young dr…Read More