Oregon’s new distracted driving law takes effect on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The new law is much stricter and now makes it illegal for drivers to hold electronic devices, including cell phones, tablets and GPS units while they are driving. “Hands-free” functions, such as Bluetooth, headsets and speakerphone, are still permitted under the new law. … Read more.
The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will be an unprecedented event as it is the first total solar eclipse to stretch from coast-to-coast in the U.S. since 1918. As you likely know by now, Salem, Oregon is the epicenter for viewing the eclipse and will be the first U.S. metropolitan area in the path… Read more.
On December 16, 2016, Highway 99E was closed for several hours after a car travelling northbound on Highway 99E crossed into southbound traffic and collided with a southbound vehicle. A 7 year of boy in the northbound car was ejected from the vehicle and was critically injured. He was flown to OHSU where he was… Read more.
A lawsuit filed in Umatilla County Circuit Court accuses a tour bus operator, driver, the State of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation of negligence in the worst bus crash in Oregon in nearly 50 years. The lawsuit is seeking more than $800 million in damages for 12 individuals. This story originally appeared in… Read more.