Wondering if multitasking really keeps you from driving well? Some experts have said that it's nearly as bad as drunk driving, due to the cognitive demands on the brain when doing two things at once. It slows down reaction times and causes avoidable mistakes.
Per the National Safety Council, about 40,200 people passed away after car accidents in 2016. That's notable for a few reasons, one of which is that it broke the 40,000 mark, something that hasn't happened since 2007, about a decade ago. On top of that, it was an increase from just 2015 of about 6 percent.
Wondering just how safe you are on Oregon's highways? One way to consider it is simply to look into your odds of being killed in an accident. You'll find that these vary massively from one state to the next.
Police in Oregon have a person of interest as they investigate a hit-and-run accident that left a 20-year-old woman in critical condition.
Think that you can get by on just five or six hours of sleep? Even if you're drinking coffee to try to make up for it, a lack of sleep can be very dangerous.
Speeding is dangerous. It causes car accidents, reduces reaction times and increases the severity of injuries when accidents happen. There's a reason speed limits are set and enforced.
The police are investigating a serious two-vehicle car accident that happened in west Eugene, Oregon. The injuries to a 3-year-old child were so severe that, after the emergency crews offered what treatment they could at the crash site, the child had to be airlifted to a hospital in Portland.
Do you feel like you're in more danger on the interstate, zipping along at 70 miles per hour? You probably have cars passing you at 80 or 85 mph, as well, adding to the high-speed chaos as you cross Oregon.
Are you wondering if gender plays a role in traffic accidents? While most accidents have many causes and contributing factors, the statistics can be telling.
Running red lights leads to one of the most dangerous types of car accidents: the T-bone crash. The driver who is hit is often in the most danger since his or her vehicle is being impacted on the side door, where there simply isn't as much protection. There may not be side airbags, and the vehicle has less physical mass to absorb the impact.