Pedestrian Right of Way Sting Operation

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Dozens of drivers are facing fines after failing to yield to pedestrians. Last week the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety handed out 69 citations in a distracted driving sting operation. Of those citations, 46 were issued to drivers who refused to stop while pedestrians crossed the street, five additional drivers … Continue reading »

HealthWatch: Protecting New Drivers

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. — Teenagers just getting their drivers license worry many parents.  Statistics show it’s with good reason.  Car crashes are the leading cause of death for young people. The Journal of Adolescent Health published a series of articles aimed at helping reduce those deaths. The reports include: -training new drivers to improve attention control … Continue reading »

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

MEDFORD, ore.– The Oregon State Police Department is adopting a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cell phones. The effort is part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month that kicked off, Monday. Troopers will be looking out for heads bobbing at intersections and lights; A telltale signs of people using their cell phones. They say they … Continue reading »

Teen Driver Safety Week Set to Kickoff

MEDFORD, Ore. — When teenagers get their license and hit the road, they may think of it as freedom but police want them to think of it as responsibility.  17-year-old Christian Bacan says he’s been driving for 2 years now but it isn’t as easy as it looks. “It feels kind of scary because you don’t … Continue reading »