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Safety Spotlight Oregon Traffic Fatalities

May is Transportation Safety Awareness Month
Oregon’s Kick Off to the Work Zone Construction Season
Work zone safety is a top priority for ODOT, our industry partners and law enforcement.  We engineer, construct and enforce work zones to lower the risk to travelers and workers. 

Drivers traveling Oregon roads are asked to recognize the importance of slowing down and drive with focus as they approach, enter and travel through work zones, for their own safety and that of their passengers, other drivers, construction and utility workers, and public safety professionals.

Dangerous driving behaviors have resulted in an increase in fatalities and injuries on Oregon’s roads.  Inattention and speed are the most common causes of work zone crashes.

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    Year to date as of May 23, 2016

    2016:  169
    2015:  158

    Percentage Change from 2015 to 2016: 7.0%
     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.
    Oregon Safety Manuals