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Safety Spotlight Oregon Traffic Fatalities
  
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
 
Free Your Mind - Drive Without Distractions 
 
ODOT, Oregon State Police and law enforcement from around the state, along with NHTSA, consider distracted driving to be a significant highway safety issue that must be addressed. 

Across the country, the National Distracted Driving Awareness campaign is aimed at saving lives by reminding people that distraction is anything that diverts the driver’s attention from the primary tasks of operating the vehicle and responding to what is going on around them.

To put it another way, a distraction is anything that takes your eyes off the road (visual distraction), your mind off the road (cognitive distraction), your hands off the wheel (manual distraction) and hearing something not related to driving (auditory distraction).

Even if you are not in a vehicle but are bicycling or walking and become distracted, you can endanger yourself and/or others.

Transportation is serious business and focusing on safe transit, no matter which mode you choose, should be paramount. 

2016 Distracted Driving Awareness Background
ODOT Communications Page

For more information visit the National Safety Council webpage.

Year to date as of April 28, 2016


2016:  135
2015:  134

Percentage Change from 2015 to 2016: 0.7%
 Crash Summary Book
The Crash Analysis and Reporting (CAR) Unit provides motor vehicle crash data through multiple reports that can be found on their web site.
 
 
 
Oregon Safety Manuals