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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 coming, 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.
Safety Spotlight

May is all about SAFETY!

Safety belt campaign will conclude “Transportation Safety Awareness Month” activities
Extra law enforcement will be out May 18 - 31

SALEM – In darkness, people buckle up less routinely – and the consequences can be deadly.

According to 2013 crash statistics in Oregon, of the 104 vehicle occupants that died in crashes at night, more than half were unrestrained. That’s one reason law enforcement agencies from around Oregon will join in the national Click It or Ticket campaign from May 18 – 31: they’ll be watching to make sure everyone is buckled up, day or night; that child passengers are in the right restraint system; and that no one is riding illegally in the open bed of a pickup.

For more information, see the complete ODOT News Release or
take a look at the Click It or Ticket Fact Sheet. 

Oregon Traffic Fatalities

Year to Date as of 05/19/2015
  • 2015: 143
2014: 102
Percentage Change from 2014 to 2015: 40.2%
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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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