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The Times They Are Changing

The Times They Are Changing

If there are two things that are true in this world, it is that the end of Daylight Savings Time, when the days get darker, isn’t fun for anyone, and that Oregon Friendly Driver is a great program to help you become a safer road user. As the skies get darker earlier...

go as an Oregon Friendly Driver this Halloween

go as an Oregon Friendly Driver this Halloween

October 31st is Halloween! The days are getting darker, and people throughout the world are celebrating All Hallows Eve with decorations, costumes, and for the younger Oregonians, trick or treating! It is definitely a spooky, fun time! To make sure it is the most fun...

Happy International Walk+Roll to School Day!

Happy International Walk+Roll to School Day!

On October 5th, 2022, 40 countries around the world will be celebrating International Walk to School Day, taking their favorite routes to walk to school. The day began in 1997, and since has become a catalyst for promoting safe walking and rolling practices all year...

School is Back! Look Out for Kids!

School is Back! Look Out for Kids!

After a long, hot summer, school is back in session! What does this mean for you as a driver?  Many students choose to walk and roll to school, and thus when out driving, you should be on the lookout for students. At intersections, stop completely and scan for...

Driving Infrastructure: Different Roads, for Different Folks

It is roadtrip season! Whether you're driving across the country, or just a few towns over, if you’re on a roadtrip you might notice some driving infrastructure you don’t have at home.  Many towns have roundabouts, with all types of road users (people walking, biking...

Look Out for Vulnerable Road Users – Use the dutch Reach

Now that school is out, and Summer has officially begun, you might notice more young people out and about riding bikes, rolling on scooters, and walking to and from their favorite spots.  Programs like Oregon Safe Routes to Schools help to teach young people how to...

Say What You See: OFD For the Whole Family

Being an aware, alert driver can start at any age, and can begin when you are a passenger! Summer vacation can be a time for continued education for the entire family. When driving with your child, whether on a road trip or running errands, ask them to see what they...

Happy National Bike Day

May 4th isn’t just just National Star Wars Day this year, but is National Bike to School Day!  In Oregon, students around the state will join their classmates and families as they bike or roll to and from school. Thus, if you are driving on your commute you...

The Cost of Crashes

In 2019, there were 731 crashes in Oregon between drivers and people biking, and 980 between drivers and people walking. This number is down 11.5% and 1%, respectively, from 2018, but these crashes show that there is still a need for Oregonians to become Friendly...