News | local | TechnologyOPB | Sept. 29, 2017 4:50 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
The new law clarifies it is illegal to drive while holding any electronic device.
Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other "hands-on" cell phone and electronics use.
News | local | Transportation | PoliticsStatesman Journal | June 29, 2017 3 p.m.
Under a new bill, using cellphones for anything while driving would be illegal.
Environment | News | local | TransportationOPB | May 5, 2017 3:32 p.m.
Drivers in southwest Washington could see some relief on their commute home. After being closed for seven weeks, State Route 503 near Woodland is set to reopen after a massive landslide.
We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.
Business | News | Economy | Nation | TechnologyNPR | April 3, 2017 5:56 a.m.
Currently, insurance rates are calculated based on drivers' claims histories and driving records. Driverless cars are expected to shift the liability toward carmakers. But it won't happen all at once.
When Oregon legalized recreational marijuana, some people worried car accidents would increase. A new study indicates that didn’t happen — but more research is needed.
Lawmakers in Salem and Olympia are debating measures intended to crack down on distracted driving.
In Washington state, there's no law to keep you from checking Facebook while you drive. But that could change during this year's legislative session.
The Oregon Department of Justice has issued a cease-and-desist order against a man trying to create a “Keep Portland Weird” license plate.
News | local | Transportation | OPB News BlogOPB | May 27, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland
You could say a lot about Oregon drivers, but a new study finds that being in a hurry isn't typically one of them.
FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests.
Police around the region say they’ll be patrolling for drunk and impaired drivers over the long Labor Day weekend.