May is Transportation Safety Month AND
Kick Off to the Work Zone Construction Season
Work zone safety is
a top priority for ODOT, our industry partners and law enforcement. We engineer, construct and enforce work zones
to lower the risk to travelers and workers.
Drivers traveling Oregon roads are asked to
recognize the importance of slowing down and drive with focus as they approach,
enter and travel through work zones, for their own safety and that of their
passengers, other drivers, construction and utility workers, and public safety
Dangerous driving behaviors have resulted in an
increase in fatalities and injuries on Oregon’s roads. Inattention and speed are the most common
causes of work zone crashes.
A work zone crash occurs in Oregon every 19
hours on average.
During 2010-2014 Oregon averaged 477
work zone crashes, each year.
During 2010-2014 Oregon averaged 13 serious injury crashes and 7 fatal crashes, each year.
attention and focus on the single task of driving, bicycling, and walking when
traveling through Work Zones.
· Orange is your clue to slow down! Pay extra attention when you see orange
signs, barrels, cones and barricades. An
inattentive driver is the most common cause of work zone crashes. Fines double 24/7 whether workers are present
· Obey all speed signs. Speeds in work zones may be reduced
for your safety and the safety of workers.
2016 Work Zone Fact Sheet
2016 Work Zone Infographic
Scheduled Work Zone Related Events:
Go Orange Day, Poster Distribution to Statewide DMV Field Offices
Work Zone Safety Awareness Press Conference at 10:30am in Eugene along the transition ramp from OR 569 (Randy Papé Beltline) to I-5. There will be OSP vehicles providing Media drivethroughs of
May 2-6: ODOT Statewide Variable Message Signs will post when not used for priority messages, the following Work Zone Safety message: WORK ZONE SAFETY MONTH
the Bridges Orange for Work Zone Safety Awareness
Traffic Section demonstrates bicycle and pedestrian work zone delineation
at 4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE in Salem
If you have questions please feel free to contact ODOT
Transportation Safety Division at
(503) 986-3883 or (503) 986-4195.