On Thurs., April 6 from 11:30 – 1:30, we'll be at the Capitol Mall in Salem putting the spotlight on distracted driving. Speakers begin at noon and include State Representative Andy Olson, ODOT Director Matt Garrett, Oregon State Police Major David Anderson, Marie Dodds from AAA Oregon/Idaho and others involved in advocating for safety.
We'll have on hand:
-Trailer with the car of Alexxyss Therwhanger (pictured left), who was texting while driving and died in a crash in eastern Oregon in Feb. 2016. The Therwhanger family wants everyone to learn from their tragedy (View the public service announcement).
-OSP unmarked vehicles, used in distracted driving enfrocement efforts.
-Incident response vehicles.
-Educational materials and more.
We’ll also be live streaming the event on Facebook