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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

Time change requires planning ahead and getting rest
SALEM – This weekend, Oregonians will “spring forward” by setting clocks ahead one hour (officially at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8), and according to the National Sleep Foundation, any disruption of your normal routine can have consequences. It can create hazards on the roads, for example, such as when a sleepy driver gets behind the wheel. In 2013 in Oregon, 10 people died in crashes involving a drowsy driver. From 2008 – 2012 in Oregon, 63 people died in crashes involving drowsy drivers. Though other factors may have been involved, some of these crashes could have been avoided. The Oregon Department of Transportation and safety advocates offer tips for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.  Read the ODOT News Release.

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Oregon Traffic Fatalities

Year to Date as of 03/02/2015
  • 2015: 63
2014: 42
Percentage Change from 2014 to 2015: 50.0%
 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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