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The Impact of Crashes on the BIPOC Community

In 2021, the Oregon Department of Transportation released a report on the impact of accidents between vehicles and pedestrians on BIPOC and low income community members. The results were startling: BIPOC and low income community members account for 45% of pedestrian...

Holiday Driving – Let’s Get There Safely Together!

It is the winter holiday season, and that means many Oregonians will be traveling over the next several weeks to see family, and take a much needed break. With more people on the road, this is a great time to remember some tips from the Oregon Friendly Driver Course....

Winter Driving Hazards

Winter has arrived in Oregon! Whether you live in rainy Salem, or snowy La Grande, here are some things you can do to make sure you are driving safely with other road users: Plan ahead. Even in a car, commuting is going to take more time, so plan to leave a bit...

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...