AAA, MADD and Others Voice Support for H551 Ignition Interlock Bill

After clearing the House by a wide majority, bill heads to Senate Judiciary Committee BOISE – (March 13, 2018) – After clearing the House by a large majority, House Bill 551 (legislation that requires the use of an ignition interlock device for all drunk driving offenders) will be presented for a hearing Wednesday, March 14 …

Gas Prices Climb in half of the Country, including Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore., – After three weeks of steady or even declining pump prices, nearly half of the states, including Oregon, are seeing gas prices rise as the traditional late winter/early spring run-up begins. For the week, the national average for regular adds a penny to $2.53 a gallon while the Oregon average gains two-and-a-half cents …

Gas Prices Slip for first time in 2018 as Crude Oil Prices Plunge

PORTLAND, Ore., – Retail pump prices are lower this week in Oregon and most other states, due in part to falling crude oil prices. For the week, the national average for regular unleaded loses four cents to $2.57 a gallon while the Oregon average dips a penny to $2.88. It’s the first week-over-week decline for …

AAA finds Drowsy Driving is Major Traffic Safety Issue

New research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows drowsy driving crashes are eight times higher than federal estimates PORTLAND, Ore., – The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates …