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A fatal accident in Bend that may have involved texting highlights the dangers of distracted driving. Bend Police say this hazard that may even be worse than drinking and driving. Steve Esselstyn with the Bend Police says they take distracted driving very seriously because they often see the devastating end result in fatal crashes. “Any accident always involves something to do with the driver. The driver has one job and one job only and that is to drive; not changing cd's not munching on a hamburger not looking at a map. But there are too many hazards out there and things happen too fast. But a driver has to do one thing and that's drive, and that's all they gotta do." He even says research shows that texting can actually be worse than drinking and driving, because the brain has to focus on a number of things at the same time. 

 

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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