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The Oregon Department of Transportation is actively working to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. This is being done through public service ads, education and agency partnerships.
Distraction occurs when a driver diverts attention to something not related to driving that uses the driver's eyes, ears or hands.
There are four types of driver distraction:
Most distractions involve more than one of these types, both a sensory - eyes, ears or touch - and a mental component.
“Distracted Driving” is a dangerous behavior for drivers, passengers, and non-occupants alike. Distraction is a specific type of inattention that occurs when drivers divert their attention from the driving task to focus on some other activity instead (per NHTSA).
Cell Phone Fatalities, Injuries and Convictions Table 2011-2015
Reducing Distracted Driving In Oregon 2017 Statewide ReportBend - Distracted Driving Survey 2015 Final ReportRoseburg - Distracted Driving Survey 2016 Final Report
Alexxyss Therwhanger, age 19, was killed in a car crash on February 19, 2016 while she was driving home in eastern Oregon. Alexxyss was using her cell phone and lost control of her car, colliding with an oncoming vehicle and severely injuring two other people. Alexxyss would have just turned 20 on May 28, 2016.
Distracted driving has become an epidemic in Oregon. Every three hours someone in Oregon is injured by distracted driving behavior. The Oregon Transportation Commission has organized a Distracted Driving Task Force to find ways to curb distracted driving.
Distracted Driving - Eyes on the Road
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ODOT Distracted Driving Safety Campaign Video PlaylistDo the Math PSA for TeensA Simple Equation
One Call Can Wreck Your DayCaution: Avoid This Kind of Rollover MinutesDistracted Driving is a Killer
Centers for Disease ControlDistraction.GovGovernors Highway Safety AssociationNational Highway Safety AdministrationNational Safety Council
Kelly Kapri Program Manager503-986-3293
Transportation Safety DivisionODOT-TLC Building, MS 34040 Fairview Industrial Drive SESalem, OR 97302-1142
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