1. Tips for Avoiding Road Rage

    According to recent statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving and road rage. As tragic as these statistics are, the real tragedy is that all incidences of road rage are avoidable. It’s simply a matt…Read More

  2. 3 Habits that will help prevent car crashes

    Everyone who holds an Oregon driver’s license has implicitly agreed to do all in their power to prevent crashes. Three habits will help you succeed! Situational Awareness Most drivers only look three to four seconds ahead of their vehicle—perhaps two cars ahead. But research shows that more than…Read More

  3. 3 Things You Need to Know About School Zones

    As students go back to school this fall, there are some things every driver in Oregon should know. School speed zones are strictly enforced because a speed of 20 mph saves lives. You should also be aware that School Speed zones have three different designations in Oregon. (See accompanying photo) Pe…Read More

  4. Technology-Assisted Driving and the Implication on Car Insurance

    By now, almost everyone has heard of Google’s driver-less car project. Despite not having an official name yet (just don’t call it “Google Drive”), the project is already calling to mind the same believable perspective shift that was recently seen in autostereoscopic 3D and augmented reality…Read More

  5. Tips for Driving in a Whiteout

    When freshly fallen snow and wind combine you get what is referred to as a whiteout. This condition may create a situation where the snow completely blocks your view of the road. When blowing snow is forecast, only drive when absolutely necessary and with extreme caution. We have some tips for you i…Read More

  6. 6 Tips for Driving in the Snow

    Winter driving conditions like heavier than usual rain, snow, and ice will dramatically affect the braking distance of your vehicle. Your ability to execute a safe and smooth stop is dramatically limited because of the reduction of tire traction. In order to stop safely, the vehicle’s wheels must …Read More

  7. How to avoid a low speed auto crash

    A good friend of mine at Springwater Chiropractic treats a great deal of auto accident injury patients and he told me that over the years he has learned the best ways to get patients better quickly, so they won’t have limitations for the rest of their lives. His adage is simple “an ounce of prev…Read More

  8. Teen Driver Safety

    Teen driver safety is of paramount importance to Pacific Driver Education. The per-mile accident rate of 16-year-old novice drivers is about ten times greater than that of adults.  The great majority of non-fatal accidents resulted from errors in attention, visual search, speed relative to conditio…Read More

  9. Graduated Driver License in Oregon

    Oregon’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) program includes the following requirements and restrictions for drivers under 18 years old: Drivers must hold an Oregon instruction permit for 6 months prior to applying for a driver’s license. Drivers must have at least 50 hours of driving experience whi…Read More