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Distracted Driving

Challenging Oregon drivers to ditch the distractions and focus on driving

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in Oregon. Every 3 hours someone in Oregon is injured by distracted driving behavior. The Oregon Transportation Commission has organized a Distracted Driver Task Force to find ways to curb distracted driving through enforcement, education, data and policy. The task force includes members from AAA, healthcare, law enforcement, courts, the media and transportation partners.
The elements of distracted driving


IMG_3958.JPGDistracted driving is a significant highway safety issue that must be addressed.  

Distractions include anything that diverts your attention away from focusing on your primary task -operating your vehicle - and responding to what is going on around you. 

This includes:
  • Visual distractions: Anything that takes your eyes off the road
  • Cognitive distractions: Anything that takes your mind off the road
  • Manual distractions: Anything that takes your hands off the wheel
  • Auditory distractions: Hearing something not related to driving

News Release

Distracted Driving Awareness Backgrounder

11 Tips for Focused Driving

SOU Distracted Driving Study

Distracted Driver Task Force

National Safety Council

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