Billboards Show Texting, Driving Dangers

EUGENE, Ore. — A staggering deadly national statistic is hitting closer to home. New warnings against texting and driving are now lining the streets of Eugene and Springfield. The corner of Seneca and 5th in west Eugene is where you can see one of six billboards that have gone up in the past month. It … Continue reading »

Police Crack Down on Texting & Driving

EUGENE, Ore. — Law enforcement across Oregon plans a crack down on texting while driving this February. Police say the problem is deadly and they’re making it a top priority. Just about everyone sends text messages these days; with the extra texting, there comes a dangerous problem for drivers everywhere. “Texting while driving can be … Continue reading »

Teens More Likely to be Drowsy Drivers

(CNN) — Young people are apparently more likely to nod off behind the wheel than any other age group, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The research discovered one in seven young drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 dozed off while driving last year. Only one in … Continue reading »

Eugene Ranks High for Driver Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report ranks Eugene one of the safest driving cities in the country. It came in at 12th. So we took the streets to see if drivers agreed with the lofty ranking. For the last 12 years Zall Villanueva has taught young Eugenians to steer safely, and it looks like training … Continue reading »

Survey: 43% of Teens Say they Text & Drive

May 14, 2012 By Heather Turner CORVALLIS, Ore. — We’re nearing what’s known as the “100 deadliest days” for teen drivers, and to raise awareness, a new survey highlights just how many teen drivers admit to texting while driving. The survey found that while nearly every teen admits to knowing texting while driving is dangerous, … Continue reading »