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Citation for ‘Careless Driving to a Vulnerable Road User’ given in July collision

Amundson’s garbage truck is on the right..(Photo courtesy Jason Lee.) The Portland Police have issued a citation to 39-year-old Christopher Amundson for his role in a collision that happened on Friday, July 12th. As we reported the day it happened, Amundson was driving a garbage truck southbound on SE 17th when he made a left … Read more


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Should Hwy 101 collision have triggered ‘vulnerable roadway users’ law?

“This clearly should have been a VRU [vulnerable roadway user] case.”— Ray Thomas, lawyer and bike law expert A recent collision on Highway 101 has raised questions about the application of Oregon’s driving laws. On July 8th, a 35-year old Providence Hospital surgeon from Hood River, Christeen Osborn, was riding her bike northbound on Highway … Read more


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Police, citizens testify on Vulnerable Roadway Users bill

“What we are very interested in is moving the violator into a driver improvement program, which would include training, completion of community service, and a physical test for competency.”–BTA Board Member Doug Parrow, testifying in Salem yesterday. A bill backed by the BTA and the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition (WPC) that seeks to increase the penalty … Read more