The first big winter storm of the season dropped several inches of snow across the High Desert on Tuesday, causing so many crashes and slide-offs authorities were prompted to advise against travel if at all possible.
It only takes a moment to read or send a text -- and that moment could prove deadly, NewsChannel 21's Alicia Inns reports -- and Grace Joyal previewed her special report on distracted driving that airs Thursday.
During April, the Oregon State Police is joining law enforcement and traffic safety partners to increase awareness and save lives during national "Distracted Driving Awareness" month -- including special enforcement patrols on Bend-area state highways April 10-15.
Oregonians are buckling up at their highest rate ever: more than 98 percent of Oregon's motoring public uses safety belts. Unfortunately, that leaves a percentage of people who don't buckle up – and who are twice as likely as belted occupants to die if the vehicle they are in crashes.