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April 2023 is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Declaration for 2023 “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”
Distracted Driving in Oregon

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and ODOT would like the  high visibility enforcement and media to run as planned throughout the month. 

The National Distracted Driving Enforcement Mobilization Campaign is April 3-10, 2023, ODOT would like everyone to participate.

The goal: to demonstrate a nationwide commitment to enforcing mobile electronic device laws in a fair and equitable way, and to reduce traffic crashes caused by distracted drivers, ultimately preventing deaths and injuries associated with cell phone use and texting while driving. 

*Please note: This year NHTSA will not be having a Connect to Disconnect event.
Park Your Phone - Distracted driving is illegal billboard

Park Your Phone - Distracted driving is illegal billboard - full size graphic - PDF

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 17-21, 2023

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  • Work zone crashes are often more severe than other types of crashes.
  • Most work zone crashes are caused by drivers not paying attention.
  • Speeding or driving too fast for conditions is the second leading cause of work zone crashes.
  • Fines in work zones are double in work zones whether workers are present or not.