Oregon has improved the state's drunk driving law. A mandatory interlock law in 2007, coupled with strong law enforcement efforts, has reduced drunk driving deaths by 30 percent. And, in 2011, a loophole was closed to require ignition interlocks in DUI diversion agreements, as more than half, 11,000 of 24,000, DUI offenders receive diversion agreements. MADD calls on Oregon to utilize sobriety checkpoints and no-refusal activities.
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Oregon - The Beaver State is known for a diverse landscape including the Pacific coastline, the Cascade Mountain Range, and dense evergreen forests
Oregon is the ninth largest state and, with a population of 4 million, the 26th most populous. Its borders are defined by the Columbia River to the north and the Snake River to the east.
Oregon's climate is generally mild. The climate varies with dense evergreen mixed forests spreading across much of the west, and a high desert to the east. The southwestern portion of the state, particularly the Rogue Valley, has a Mediterranean climate with drier and sunnier winters and hotter summers, similar to Northern California. Like Western Europe, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest in general, is considered warm for its latitude, and the state has far milder winters for the given elevation than the comparable latitude parts of North America. Western Oregon's climate is heavily influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The western third of Oregon is very wet in the winter, moderately to very wet during the spring and fall, and dry during the summer.
Major roadways in Oregon
The state highway system consists of about 8,000 miles (13,000 km) of state highways owned and maintained by the Oregon Department of Transportation. Currently, there are 67 active Primary State Highways.The northern part of the state is connected to the southern part of Oregon by Interstate 5. Interstate 84 joins the eastern and the western part of Oregon. The State of Oregon has 66,902 miles of total roads and highways. The good roads of Oregon help in the intra and inter-state connectivity.
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What to do after a serious injury accident in Oregon
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A single vehicle has crashed on U.S. 30 west of Clatskanie, killing at least one person and causing significant delays on the coastal route between the Portland area and Astoria.
Weather-related accidents have snarled Interstate 5 between Salem and Eugene early Friday morning.
Police say a 53-year-old Brookings man crashed his car early Thursday and then ran to a nearby trailer park where he climbed a power pole. He was then critically injured when he made contact with live electrical lines and fell to the ground.
The driver of a commercial truck sustained minor injuries Tuesday morning when his semi- trailer overturned in icy conditions near Central Linn High School along Highway 228 in Linn County.
A jackknifed semi at the Interstate 405 split north of the Rose Quarter shut down all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 for several hours Tuesday morning.
The Washington woman charged in the deadly crash on I-84 that killed her young daughter last week cried Monday, as she faced a judge for the first time in the case.
Mattie Spino, 31, wore a suicide smock in court Monday. She was arrested for manslaughter, assault and DUII charges.
Oregon State Police are investigating a crash that took the life of a 26-year-old Veneta woman early Monday.
A woman was killed in a head-on crash in Southwest Portland Monday, police said. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. at the intersection of Southwest Barbur Boulevard and Southwest Miles Street. Witnesses said the car caught fire after it collided head-on with a Portland Water Bureau truck.
Deputies said speed and “using a mobile device” were factors that caused a woman to crash into a trailer full of fresh cut Christmas trees Sunday morning in Estacada.