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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.
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    Are you prepared for inclement weather? Check your vehicle's condition before you go and pack emergency supplies in case you get stuck. Make sure you have appropriate chains or traction tires and slow down and drive according to conditions of the road. Check out road conditions, travel information and road cameras by visiting TripCheck.com or call 511. Drive Safely. The Way to Go.
Safety Spotlight
 

“3D Month” puts focus on safe,
 sober holiday traveling


SALEM – Because our combined efforts continue to have a positive effect, Governor John Kitzhaber has once again proclaimed December as “3D Month” – or “Drinking and Drugged Driving Awareness Month.” The proclamation highlights the importance of educating everyone about how sober driving – and including bicycling and walking – can save lives
 
Last year in December, nine people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, continuing a downward trend over the past several years. In 2006, 20 people died; in 2007, 18 and in 2008, 19. Still, one death on the transportation system is one too many – especially when it could have potentially been prevented.
 
Awareness plays a role in doing just that – preventing tragic crashes and deaths from using the transportation system. Even one alcoholic drink can impair many people, and over-the-counter and prescriptions drugs can, too.
 
Throughout December, extra law enforcement will be working around the clock to encourage safe driving practices. ODOT’s partners in the effort include Oregon State Police, Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, Oregon Association Chiefs of Police, and other safety advocates.
 
The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign will run through Dec. 31 and reminds drivers that you don’t have to be legally drunk, or even drinking alcohol, to be impaired.
 
For more tips and information, read the ODOT 3D Month News Release.
 

 


Oregon Traffic Fatalities

 
Year to Date as of 12/15/2014
  • 2014: 335
2013: 301
 
Percentage Change from 2013 to 2014: 11.3%
 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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