I frequently write about dangerous intersections in Portland and the surrounding Oregon areas. Dangerous intersections can lead to car accidents. They also lead to pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents. Recognizing that and adding technological and other fixes to help make those intersections safer decreases those car accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents.
To those of us from different generations, the phenomenon of the 'selfie' is laughably absurd. To Portland car accident attornies, it can be dangerous and even deadly. So much so, that I wrote about the phenomenon recently in this blog.
We've all seen those crash test dummy commercials. Crash testing is serious business when it comes to car accident injury prevention and overall driving safety. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced a new addition to the federal motor vehicle safety standards aimed at protecting small children in car seats. What took so long?
The blog first reported on the new vehicle to vehicle car accident prevention technology last year. V2V technology, as its known, is like something straight out of Knight Rider. It allows two cars to effectively talk to each other.
We have all heard about the dangers of texting and driving, and I beat that drum as loudly as I can. It's not every day that we have contemporaneous video evidence of the results of texting and driving.
I've written many times about the efforts of those in the public and private sector to combat the problem of texting and driving and associated car accidents. Public awareness campaigns, passing (and regularly updating) effective laws, and the effective and uniform enforcement of those laws are all critical to combatting the newest, most dangerous phenomenon on our nation's roads.
Today, I'm posting a video about how to avoid getting hit by a train. Yes, I'm serious. And, no, it's not one of those old silent videos with someone tying someone to the tracks. It's an actual safety video designed to prevent car accidents in train crossings. At a minimum, it's kind of entertaining.
If you've read this blog, you know my mantra. It takes a village to stop distracted driving. It takes government action, private group awareness and efforts down to the individual responsibility level.
Admit it, you've used Facebook behind the wheel. More and more people are admitting just that, according to a State Farm survey, the results of which the blog began looking at earlier in the week.
Life is a game of chance. So are car accidents. They can happen anytime, anywhere. Your life can change in the blink of an eye, and sometimes there's nothing you could have done differently to prevent it.