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  • Join us for the 2015 Transportation Safety Conference


    DATES:          October 19 – 20, 2015
     
    LOCATION:   Embassy Suites – Washington Square
                            9000 SW Washington Square Road
                            Tigard, OR 97223

    On-Line Registration is now open.  The cost $40 and includes lunch both days of the conference.
    For information about what will be presented, please see the Draft Agenda.
     
    Lodging reservations can be made by calling 503-644-4000 and requesting the Oregon Department of Transportation block. 
    The block room rate is $114 plus tax, per diem for this area.  * The cut-off date for this reservation block is August 8, 2015.
     
     
Safety Spotlight

Summer is here - Have fun, but keep it safe!
  
 
One call can wreck your day.
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Many crashes are avoidable tragedies:  ODOT crash statistics show that the main causes of crashes are inattention, speeding and driving too fast for weather or road conditions.

Buckle Up:  Statewide crash fatality and injury rates have dropped 58% and 24% respectively since passage of the adult belt law in 1990.

Respect the zone:  Please slow down and pay attention as you approach and pass through a work zone.

Distracted driving kills:  Hang up and avoid multi-tasking behind the wheel.

Impaired driving includes more than alcohol:  For years, we have heard the message "Don't drink and drive", which still holds true.  However, there are a variety of common medications that can also impair your driving.  Avoid driving if you are taking anything that can make you drowsy, slow your reflexes or impair your judgment.

Watch out for bicyclists and pedestrians:  In the summer, there are more people out there on foot and riding bicycles.  Slow down and share the road; allow a safety buffer between your vehicle and vulnerable road users.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oregon Traffic Fatalities

 
Year to Date as of 08/02/2015
  • 2015:  245
2014:  184

Percentage Change from 2014 to 2015: 33.2%
 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.

  

 

Safety Manuals

   
 
 
 

Road Conditions, Travel Information and Chain Laws

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