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  • Driver Education Reduces Crashes and Saves Lives
    Motor vehicle crashes are the no.1 cause of death for 15- to 20-year-olds.  Teens who take formal driver training in Oregon have much lower crash rates.  Yet, only about one third of eligible Oregonians sign up for driving classes, saying they don't have the time, money, or easy access to them.  Teens who took an ODOT-approved driver education course have had fewer crashes, traffic convictions and suspensions.
  • Share the road with motorcycles
    Share the road

    With warmer weather, more motorcycles will be on the roads. Motorcycles offer many advantages over autos. They are more fuel efficient and require less lane and parking space. The motorcycle industry is now expecting the increased price of fuel to further increase sales. Motorcycles are small and may be difficult for other drivers to see, that's why it's important to be alert and share the road safely. Ride safely. The Way to Go.


  • Join us for the 2015 Transportation Safety Conference

    DATES:          October 19 – 20, 2015
    LOCATION:   Embassy Suites – Washington Square
                            9000 SW Washington Square Road
                            Tigard, OR 97223
    Reservations can be made by calling 503-644-4000 and requesting the Oregon Department of Transportation block. 
    The block room rate is $114 plus tax, per diem for this area.  * The cut-off date for this reservation block is August 8, 2015.
Safety Spotlight

Summer is here - Have fun, but keep it safe!
One call can wreck your day.
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Many crashes are avoidable tragedies:  ODOT crash statistics show that the main causes of crashes are inattention, speeding and driving too fast for weather or road conditions.

Buckle Up:  Statewide crash fatality and injury rates have dropped 58% and 24% respectively since passage of the adult belt law in 1990.

Respect the zone:  Please slow down and pay attention as you approach and pass through a work zone.

Distracted driving kills:  Hang up and avoid multi-tasking behind the wheel.

Impaired driving includes more than alcohol:  For years, we have heard the message "Don't drink and drive", which still holds true.  However, there are a variety of common medications that can also impair your driving.  Avoid driving if you are taking anything that can make you drowsy, slow your reflexes or impair your judgment.

Watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians:  In the summer, there are more people out there on foot and riding bicycles.  Slow down and share the road; allow a safety buffer between your vehicle and vulnerable road users.


Oregon Traffic Fatalities

Year to Date as of 07/23/2015
  • 2015:  238
2014:  165

Percentage Change from 2014 to 2015: 44.2%
 Crash Summary Book
The Crash Analysis and Reporting (CAR) Unit provides motor vehicle crash data through multiple reports that can be found on their web site.



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