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Work Zone Safety

Partnering with high schools to improve work zone safety and save lives.

Hey students! Here’s an opportunity to SHINE!! Design a billboard that makes a difference.
  • Are you creative?
  • Do you care about the safety of your friends, family and community members? 
  • Do you want to save lives? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have a contest just for you!
And bonus, you could win $250, not to mention bragging rights and a great addition to your resume or college application. 

Students must live in Oregon and be enrolled in a public, private, or charter school.
The fall contest is for students who live in the following counties: Clackamas, Hood River, Multnomah, Washington, Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Lincoln, Linn, Benton, and Lane. 

The spring contest is for students who live in the following counties: Douglas, Curry, Coos, Josephine, Jackson, Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Jefferson, Wheeler, Crook, Deschutes, Lake, Klamath, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Baker, Grant, Harney, and Malheur. 

Students may work independently or as part of a team.
  • Spring contest submission deadline: 5 p.m., March 15, 2024. 

For information about contest details, visit the Work Zone Safety Billboard Design Contest webpage. Good luck to everyone who participates. Maybe we will see your billboard displayed along the highway!

For Your Own Safety: Respect Our Work Zones

Slow Down in Work Zones For My Sake and Yours - image of a construction flagger with a SLOW sign

  • ​​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.

Work Zone Facts and Statistics - FHWA
Motor Vehicle Safety Issues - Work Zones - National Safety Council

​Traffic Control Devices

Visit the Traffic Control Plans web page for the most up-to-date manuals and handbooks.

Device Quality Standards

Use the ATSSA Quality Guidelines for Temporary Traffic Control Devices and Features handbook to assess the quality of your devices.

Traffic Analysis

Refer to the ODOT Work Zone Traffic Analysis Manual to optimize lane closures and minimize delays.

Worker Safety

Before you start, check the Oregon OSHA Traffic Control website section for the latest safety guidelines.

Highway Restriction Form

The notice is required for all highway construction work zones or maintenance operations that will close all or a portion of a state highway, an interchange ramp; or, restrict the width, length, height or weight of large trucks. Highway Restriction Notice

​ODOT has designated the Chemeketa Community College Center for Business and Industry​ as the administrator of flagger curriculum, materials and flagger certification cards.

Work Zone Safety Media Tool Kit


Don't zone out. Stay alert in work zones - art can work as a billboard or printed poster.


Don't zone out in work zones

Rack Card or Mailer 6" x 9"

It's all in the set up

Vehicle Decals and Magnets

"Don't zone out. Stay alert in work zones" - Artwork for magnets and decals that can be applied on vehicles is available in three sizes to give flexibility of application.
Magnet: 36" x 18"
Decal: 3' x 2'
Decal: 4' x 4'

Audio and Video

Signs 30 second radio PSA - mp3
This radio spot can be posted on your company's website or Facebook page.

Pay Attention 30 second TV PSA - mp4
This can be used for broadcast or posted on your company's website, Facebook or YouTube page.

The Transportation Safety Office offers dozens of free booklets, brochures, posters, stickers, and other materials designed to promote safe driving, biking and walking. 
There are no costs for ordering these public education and information items if the request is within the program limit amount. For larger orders, a special printing can be arranged at cost. The listings in the catalog are updated as materials are added or discontinued.

Colleen O'Hogan
Program Manager

DMV - Transportation Safety Office
1905 Lana Avenue NE
Salem, OR 97314-0001