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Safety Spotlight Oregon Traffic Fatalities
Morrison Bridge Goes Orange for Work Zone Awareness

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Orange lights have turned the Morrison Bridge in Portland tangerine to draw attention to the harm distracted driving can have in Oregon work zones. According to Oregon Department of Transportation officials, work zone safety is a serious but all-too-common issue. On average, a crash happens in an Oregon work zone every 19 hours. A total of about 477 crashes are reported every year.
Transportation Safety Receives Awards for Outstanding PSAs  
2017 WorldFest Houston Remi Awards:          Walk Safely Emblem

- Gold Remi for  “Well Trained” TV PSA
   (Pedestrian Safety - Julie Yip)
WorldFest Houston (now in its 50th year) receives more than 4,500 category entries annually from all over the world. For reference, their highest award is the Grand Remi Award (only one given to a top winner in the major 10 categories), then Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze, in addition to a Special Jury award. 

ODOT Approved Emblem2017 Telly Awards:
- Silver Telly for “Suspense” TV PSA
  (Driver Education - William Warner)
The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from top agencies all over the world. Approximately only 7-10% of entrants receive a Silver Telly, which is the highest honor – equivalent to what most think of as “Gold” or “Top Place.” 

Upcoming Events   

National Child Passenger Safety Week - September 17-23, 2017

2017 Oregon EMS Conference - September 22-24, 2017 Bend, OR
National Teen Driver Safety Week - October 15-21, 2017  
Transportation Safety Conference - October 23-24, 2017 Embassy Suites Tigard, OR
Oregon Daily Traffic Toll Report
Year to date fatalities as of June 20
2017:  157
2016:  216

Percentage Change from 2016 to 2017: -27.3%
* Current Year data reported is preliminary and subject to change pending cause of death determination or if death occurs after 30 days from date of crash.  Prior year's figures are final.
The Crash Analysis and Reporting (CAR) Unit provides motor vehicle crash data through multiple reports that can be found on their web site.

Oregon Manuals   

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