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Safety Spotlight Oregon Traffic Fatalities
Distracted Driving Task Force Releases Report

It started in early 2015 and did not relent in 2016: a tragic spike in traffic fatalities in Oregon that harkens back to older times, when people didn’t wear seatbelts and driving fast was cool. The Oregon Department of Transportation put out a call for task force members to help address what was – and is – an increasing factor in these deadly crashes: distracted driving. 

After meeting several times over the past year, the task force is now calling for action in the areas of legislation, research, enforcement, and communications & education.
Distracted Driving Final Report

Upcoming Events   

Judicial Education Conference March 15-17, 2017 Lincoln City, OR
Lifesavers Conference - Mar 26-28, 2017  Charlotte, North Carolina

Annual DUII Conference April 20-21, 2017  Canyonville, OR

2017 Oregon EMS Conference September 22-24, 2017 Bend, OR
Teen Driver Safety Week October 15-21, 2017

Oregon CPS Conference date TBD location TBD

Oregon Daily Traffic Toll Report
Year to date fatalities as of March 20, 2017
2017:  63
2016:  87
Percentage Change from 2016 to 2017: -27.6%
 photo of 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.

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