It is Spring in Oregon! Daylight savings time has begun, the days are getting warmer, and more people are out and about walking, biking, and rolling to the places they need to go.

As a driver, it is important to remember that there are different hazards and things to be aware of when driving from season to season. In the winter, even though there are likely fewer people on the road, a driver must be aware of the conditions they are driving so as to avoid skidding on ice, snow, or rain. In the spring, while weather presents less of a hazard, drivers need to be more aware of people out enjoying the nicer weather. Statistically, crashes between drivers and pedestrians increase in Spring, and often can be avoided by increased driver awareness.

In the same way that many people do spring cleaning, spring can also be a great time to spruce up your Oregon Friendly Driving skills! The Oregon Friendly Driver Program goes beyond basic driving skills and teaches you how to help keep people who are walking and biking safer as you are drive to where you need to go. The course will teach you lessons like how to safely pass bikers who may be out for the first time since winter, and laws regarding pedestrian safety. Take the course today, and do your part to make Oregon safer for all.