While safety is on our minds 24/7, we set aside the month of May to celebrate it 'officially.' It's Transportation Safety Month and that includes:
· Being safe in work zones: both as a driver and a worker
· Riding motorcycles safely and “seeing” motorcycles when you’re in a vehicle out on the roads
· Buckling up, every trip, every time - and keeping your child passengers in the right restraint system
Work zone crashes are avoidable tragedies
ODOT crash statistics show that the main cause of crashes in work zones are inattention, speeding and driving too fast for conditions.
How travelers can protect themselves and their loved ones - and construction workers, too
We urge travelers to take a couple of actions to protect themselves, their passengers and construction workers:
-- Slow down and expect delays as you approach a work zone: It may be your life you save.
-- Inattention is the biggest cause of work zone crashes. Don’t let it be you!
-- We’re doing more to protect workers and you: Help us! Please slow down and pay attention as you approach and pass through a work zone.
Watch for more discussion, media coverage, events and safety highlights throughout Transportation Safety Month!