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Youth Safety

Program Manager

Phone Number: 503 986-4190
FAX:  503 986-3143
ODOT - Transportation Safety Division - MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142

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Program Introduction


The Youth Program consists of the 0-14 age group and the youth drivers group, ages 15-20. Each portion of the program has its own goals, performance measures and strategies toward reaching those goals and measures. A NHTSA Assessment of the Youth Program, conducted in September of 2002, provided a valuable written critique of the program's strengths and accomplishments and made recommendations for improvements.  One of the highest priority recommendations was to develop a comprehensive, coordinated plan for youth traffic safety.  The 2007 Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan below, is a direct result of that key recommendation.  
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2007 Oregon Youth Safety Plan

The 2007 Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan for Youth

2007 Safety Action Plan for Youth (pdf format)
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Program Goals and Statistics

Youth Transportation Safety Performance Plan
0-14 Years of Age
Youth Transportation Safety Performance Plan 
15-20 Years of Age  

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Media Downloads (Youth and MIP)

For the 0-14 Age Group
Don't Play Games with Your Child's Life

Do the Math - video on Teen Distracted Driving

Save Lives...Slow Down in School Zones 

For the 15-20 Age Group

The Road to Getting Your License

Teen Driving Laws- Get them Started on the Right Road 
Don't Let Your Friends Kill You poster  

Underage and Binge Drinking Prevention Video - The Shared Future Coalition, made up of professionals in the City, County, and medical professions as well as law enforcement, is committed to reducing underage and binge drinking in Bend.



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TNTT's Curriculum

The following files contain the Bike Wheels to Steering Science Curriculum for 4th to 8th grade students.  It was written by Portland Public School's science curriculum specialists, Wendy Archibald, Tracy Temple, Frank Fields and the Trauma Nurses Talk Tough Program.  This project was developed through a grant from the Transportation Safety Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation. (All Rights Reserved)
Parent-Youth Traffic Safety Agreement 
Parent-Youth Traffic Safety Agreement (spanish) 
Bike Wheels to Steering Wheels 
Bike Wheels to Steering Wheels (spanish) 
Gotta Brain, Get a Helmet 
The Physics of Bicycle and Helmet Safety rev. 10/11 
Additional Bike Lesson 
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Child & Booster Seat Help in Oregon

Information regarding child passenger safety can be found at the ODOT-Transportation, Safety Division Safety Belts webpage.
For help with child safety seat selection and installation, contact the Child Safety Seat Resource Center at Oregon Impact.  Oregon Impact is a Non-Profit organization contracted annually by ODOT to provide statewide information, referral and training related to child passenger safety in Oregon. Information on Oregon Laws, free local car seat check up events, child seat training, and volunteer opportunities, can be found on their website at Oregon Impact.

Other resources and information are available -
For the 0-14 age group:
For the 15-20 age group:
For School Zone Safety Information:
For a general group listing of agencies and organizations:
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