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Stricter hands-free driving state law effective Oct. 1

A new law (HB 2597) makes holding or using a mobile electronic device while driving illegal. This includes your cell phone, GPS systems, tablets, etc.—anything that you use for texting, talking, emailing, entertainment, navigating or accessing the internet. If you need to use your electronic device, you must first safely stop in a designated parking spot.

Learn more about the new law.

Safe driving has big impacts in our communities. Each time you turn on your car, you are agreeing to abide by the rules of the road.

Posters & Coasters Contest

The Posters & Coasters Safe Driving Media Contest invites high school students in Clackamas County to create artwork about safe driving for a chance to win great prizes and share safe driving behavior with their local community. The contest is sponsored by Clackamas County and State Farm Insurance.

What we’re looking for

Student artwork or written messages should focus on risk factors such as speed, distracted driving or impaired driving; or on prevention strategies such as seat belt use, parent support or eliminating distractions. Positive, uplifting messages are encouraged to reflect the need to drive with respect and courtesy.

All entries will be judged on creativity, message impact and promotional appeal, and will be eligible to be used for outreach by the county. The students who create the top three entries will each win cash prizes ($300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place).

How to enter

  1. Create artwork promoting safe driving
  2. Sign release form (students under age 18 on March 15, 2018, will need a parent or guardian to sign)
  3. Submit your entry by March 15, 2018

Questions? Contact Drive to Zero staff at 503-742-4661 or drivetozero@clackamas.us.

2016 winners

Safety Street at the County Fair

Safety Street at the County Fair Our Drive to Zero Traffic Safety Commission, Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, Clackamas 9-1-1 and Disaster Preparedness provide safety education each year at the Clackamas County Fair. Our transportation safety booth provides education related to traffic safety and we distribute traffic safety-related items such as safety reflectors. In addition, Safety Street provides children with the opportunity to practice being safe in cars with crossing signs, speed limits and traffic to pay attention to while driving.

School presentations

We offer transportation safety presentations to schools and drivers education classes to illustrate traffic safety and the responsibility we all have to each other. Presentations cover safe driving topics including seat belt use, distracted driving, speed, impairment and general driving tips.

To request a presentation at your school, contact drivetozero@clackamas.us.

Request a neighborhood sign

Slow Down, This is Our Neighborhood signWe offer Slow Down, This is Our Neighborhood signs to the public to remind drivers to be responsible and courteous. The signs can be easily staked in your yard near the roadway.

Signs are free, but we may have to limit the number for individuals and neighborhoods. To request a sign for your yard, contact drivetozero@clackamas.us.

Take the safe driver pledge

We are all in this together. One crash prevented can save lives. Drive to Zero asks you to take the safety pledge.

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