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Good will may trump indignation in reducing bicycling accidents

Remember when you were a kid in school and your class went on a field trip? Almost invariably your teacher would issue the reminder that while you were out and about you weren't just individuals, but representatives of your entire school.

What will happen if bikes and motorcycles can run red lights?

Portland has a reputation as being very bike friendly. Granted, the city has lost the first-place ranking it once enjoyed from Bicycling magazine, but that has had little effect on the popularity of pedal power. And now the Oregon legislature is considering a bill that would make it legal for bicyclists and motorcycle riders to run red lights -- in certain circumstances.

When does worker injury cross over into a personal injury issue?

Under Oregon law, nearly all workers are expected to be covered by workers' compensation insurance. This is the vehicle through which a person who suffers an injury on the job is supposed to be assured that they will get the medical help they need.

First time in an accident? Know what to do when it happens

Having the privilege to drive is special. Being able to take the wheel of a vehicle represents a level of freedom that is hard to match. But that freedom comes with a hefty dose of responsibility. Unfortunately, you can only take responsibility for yourself. If someone else fails to exercise due care while driving, an accident with serious consequences is one of the possible outcomes.

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