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  • 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

    On-Line Registration is now open.  The cost is $40 and includes lunch both days of the conference.
    For information about what will be presented, please see the Draft Agenda.
     
    Lodging 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 September 18, 2015.
     
     
Safety Spotlight
Message is clear: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
 
SALEM – Over the next two weeks, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Oregon State Police (OSP), and law enforcement agencies around the state will join the nationwide effort to keep impaired drivers off the roads as the summer travel season winds down. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign concludes after the Labor Day weekend; last year in Oregon, five people died over the holiday and one of those fatalities resulted from an alcohol-involved crash. The campaign uses federal grant funds from ODOT’s Transportation Safety Division to pay for overtime enforcement, with a goal of keeping those driving, riding or walking on the transportation system safe.
 
Preliminary numbers show an increase in fatalities
Like the rest of the country, Oregon is experiencing a spike in traffic fatalities with a 33 percent increase so far in 2015. Preliminary numbers show that as of August 14, 261 traffic deaths were reported statewide compared with 197 over the same period in 2014. Pedestrian fatalities have also increased: 47 so far this year compared to 25 last year. There are a variety of reasons for the increase, but preventing impaired drivers, riders and pedestrians from taking to the transportation system could help keep that number from growing.
 
Personal responsibility for safety is critical
Recent reports have noted that traffic counts are also up across the country, and Oregon is no different. August is also a busy time for vacation travel, with people out and about not only in cars but on motorcycles, on bicycles and on foot. No matter which mode, it is vital that people stay alert and focused on safety. ODOT’s safety message this summer has been focused on taking personal responsibility and getting ‘back to the basics’ to protect yourself and your loved ones.  For more information, please read the News Release.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oregon Traffic Fatalities

 
Year to Date as of 08/27/2015
  • 2015:  284
2014:  210

Percentage Change from 2014 to 2015: 35.2%
 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.

  

 

Safety Manuals

   
   
 

Road Conditions, Travel Information and Chain Laws

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