In 2018 alone, over 75 motorcyclists died in motorcycle accidents in the state of Oregon. In fact, motorcyclists accounted for more than one-quarter of the 34 traffic fatalities within the city of Portland in 2018. Motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous, and safety should be the number one concern when creating new motorcycle laws. Here’s what…

In Portland, winter driving safety means knowing how to drive in rain, snow, and ice. But according to the best driver report by AllState, Portlanders are ranked among the worst wet weather drivers in the country. Follow these driving tips to help keep you and your family safe. Tips for Driving Safely in the Rain,…

It’s not just your imagination; there are more and more bikers on the road. In fact, PBOT reports that 238% more people biked to work in 2010 than in 2000. While there can be contention between drivers, bikers, and pedestrians, there’s no reason why all commuters can’t share the road safely and effectively. That’s why…

A few months ago, we highlighted the new Oregon distracted driving law, which went into effect in October 2017. This law closed loopholes that limited cell phone use to hands-free devices for phone calls and texting, extending them to any function on a phone that requires holding or touching. Additional Changes to the Distracted Driving…

2016 is quickly coming to a close and New Year’s festivities are upon us. Whether you’ll be counting down to midnight at a club, at a party, or in the comfort of your own home with family and friends, staying safe and avoiding the pitfalls of alcohol overindulgence is of utmost importance. Today we bring…

Fall is here, which means children and parents across the U.S. are preparing for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating. What many parents may be unaware of, however, is that Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for children, with pedestrian deaths at their highest on this beloved holiday. Paul Galm Law has gathered some expert…