KGW.com reports on a tragic hit-and-run crash on SW Barrows Road, which is leading to neighbors demanding change. Michael Frainey was killed by a potentially intoxicated driver on a dangerous road in Beaverton. Key quote: Price said that she sees a lot of drivers speeding on Southwest Barrows. She sees crashes, too. A city spokesperson said that between January 2019 and January 2022, there were more than 30 crashes on Barrows. A chage.org petition is calling for safety improv
PennLive.com reports on a Tesla recall involving pedestrian safety: Tesla is recalling 594,717 vehicles because the boombox function that allows music to be played externally may mask the required pedestrian warning noises. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, recalled are some 2020-2022 Model Y, Model X and Model S vehicles and 2017-2022 Model 3 vehicles. Read the full article here. Download the NHTSA recall notice here. Charley Gee is a Portland
Route-fifty.com reports on encouraging results from a study by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The "Asphalt Art Safety Study" found that "crashes involving pedestrians and cyclists fell by 50% and total crashes by 17% on streets with artistic design features." In addition to the crash reductions, the analysis found there was a: - 37% decrease in the rate of crashes leading to injuries. - 27% increase in the frequency of drivers immediately yielding to pedestrians with the right of
KTVZ.com reports on America's growing "traffic safety crisis." From the article: "Hit-and-run deaths have grown steadily in the last 15 years as a share of traffic deaths. Victims of hit-and-runs are also increasingly pedestrians and cyclists. In 2020, 69.6% of hit-and-run deaths were either pedestrians or cyclists, compared with 61.1% in 2006. Roughly one in four pedestrian deaths in 2020 was a hit-and-run." The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new dat
Mental Floss is asking the "big questions": Does Pushing the Button at a Crosswalk Actually Do Anything? Find out the answer and read the full article here. Charley Gee is a Portland, Oregon Personal Injury Attorney. He is best known for being a Portland, Oregon Pedestrian Attorney and a Portland, Oregon, Bicycle Attorney. He maintains blogs on Oregon Bicycle Laws and Oregon Pedestrian Laws.
Willamette Week reports on the installation of a traffic camera at the intersection of SE Stark and 122nd. From the article: "The city of Portland installed a first-of-its-kind traffic safety camera at a major intersection Tuesday, the start of a new technique to make the city’s most dangerous streets less deadly. Three pedestrians died on each road between 2017 and 2019. Read the full article here. Read Willamette Week's prior 2021 reporting of Portland's reckless driving an
Streetsblog USA reports on a troubling new study by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety about the design of popular SUVs and pick-ups. The results: "SUVs and pick-up truck drivers are three to four times more likely to hit a pedestrian when they make a turn than the drivers of smaller cars, a new study finds — and researchers think it’s because federal regulators aren’t scrutinizing the common design features that make it impossible for megacar drivers to see walkers pa