For a lot of reasons, the number of pedestrian deaths in this country has been steadily increasing over the last 10 years.
While some in the area may disagree, a recent gave Portland the dubious distinction of being one of the country's cities with the worst driving habits. Of 200 cities examined, Portland ranked 190. There were several cities in other parts of the West Coast that also ranked in the bottom 20.
A multitude of expenses associated with getting into a car accident exist. Your vehicle must be repaired, your medical bills must be paid and in addition to all this, you will likely be losing money as a result of the collision, too. This is the reality many people face when they find that they cannot work as they are recovering from the injuries caused by a car accident that was not their fault.
Previous posts on this blog have talked about the dangers highway construction workers face as they dedicate themselves to improving the highways and other roads of the Portland metropolitan area.
A previous post on this blog talked about a series of accidents in and around Portland and the rest of Oregon that left several flaggers at work zones either seriously injured or, in one case, dead.