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TEAM Safety
What is TEAM Safety?
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Team Safety is a state-wide program under the umbrella of the Oregon Department of Transportation - Transportation Safety Division. Team Safety is made up of citizen volunteers that make presentations to young people on the dangers of drunk driving and other transportation safety issues.
Team Safety uses the excitement of motorsports as the vehicle to get the safety message to kids and young adults. Because safety is the foremost important thing in auto racing, it is appropriate to use this theme. Demographically, auto racing attracts the same audience that Team Safety targets.  Team Safety activities include:
  • safety presentations at schools,
  • car displays at community events, and
  • public awareness campaigns through public service announcements.
Team Safety has a wide range of safety related topics including drunk driving, speeding, driver inattention, safety belts and bike helmets.

Contact Information
Gina Nimmo
Phone:  800-922-2022
Sue Riehl
Phone:  503 986-4197
ODOT - Transportation Safety
Youth Safety Program Manager
TEAM Safety appreciates the support it receives from these participating organizations:
ACCO (Autocross Club of Oregon)
Madras Dragstrip
Portland International Raceway
Woodburn Dragstrip

Avoid Becoming A Statistic
  • Never get behind the wheel if you have consumed any amount of alcohol.
  • Never ride with anyone who has been consuming drugs or alcohol.
  • Always be aware of the speed limit and obey it.
  • If you want to race, compete at your local race track, never on streets. Race tracks have a class for street cars.
  • Always buckle up.

Membership Application
Click Here for the TEAM Safety Membership Application

The TEAM Safety Pledge
Take the TEAM Safety Pledge
I pledge to follow the rules of the road, never use alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs and always wear my seatbelt.  I know I'm a winner when I'm safe and sober.

TEAM Safety Photos

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CCHS Car     CCHS Car 2     CCHS Car 3             
HDMS Event          HDMS Car     

Emilio's Story
In Loving Memory of Emilio Alfaro
May 2,1990 - February 28, 2009
Emilio Alfaro was born on May 2, 1990, in Klamath Falls, Oregon. As a little child, Emilio, enjoyed camping, fishing, and going on family vacations.  Emilio's favorite place to vacation was Disneyland. He also liked watching movies, playing video games and listening to music.  Throughout Emilio's life, he played various sports, participated in archery and soccer. His favorite sports in high school were football and wrestling. During Emilio's senior year in wrestling, he practiced very hard and never complained, no matter how difficult it was. Emilio placed second at the "Basin's Best Championship" and third in the "Skyline Conference" qualifying him to participate in the state wresting tournament. Emilio planned to attend junior college and transferring to Southern Oregon University so he could wrestle. Emilio was very kind and loving to everyone; Emilio was a champion. He always thought about his family first and made every effort to take care of them.  Emilio was a popular, well-respected young man from Klamath Falls, Oregon.
However, on the night of February 28, 2009, Emilio used poor judgment by drinking alcohol and driving. Emilio attended an under age party in southern Klamath County with a group of teens. Emilio located the keys to this 1998 Dodge Neon in the pocket of a shirt that belonged to a friend. Emilio left the party where he had been drinking.  Emilio was on his way to pick up friends when, shortly after leaving the party, this Dodge Neon left the roadway and struck a Pacific Power pole.  Emilio instantly lost his life and was pronounced deceased at the crash scene.  There are no words to describe how a family member feels after losing a loved one. Words cannot describe the amount of sorrow this incident has impacted the Klamath County Community. If Emilio would have made the decision not to drive after drinking, he would be here today. The 33-year old female who purchased the alcohol for the party was convicted of Criminally Negligent Homicide and subsequentlyte sentenced to serve time in prison.
Crash Car Trailer
This trailer is used to transport a wrecked vehicle for use in educational events.
Redmond High School - Every 15 Minute Presentation and Crash Car Display