April is Distracted Driving Awareness month
A distracted driver causes a crash every 2.5 hours in Oregon. Our Drive to Zero program reminds you to drive distraction-free every time you’re behind the wheel. Help spread this important message by posting this flyer in your community!
Transportation Safety Action Plan Update underway
We're updating our Transportation Safety Action Plan. Learn more about how you can be part of working together to eliminate fatal and serious injury crashes on all roads in Clackamas County by 2035.
Road Safety Audit completed for Stafford Road
The county recently completed an official Road Safety Audit (RSA) for the 6.5 miles of Stafford Road between the cities of Wilsonville and Lake Oswego to identify safety issues by reviewing current traffic and operational conditions, and to develop infrastructure recommendations to address the needs.
Drive to Zero focuses on reducing injuries and fatalities on our roadways. Our goal is to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes by half by 2022. Based on recent data, this could save 16 lives and prevent 125 serious injuries every year in Clackamas County.
Drive to Zero Traffic Fatalities
And that saved life could be someone you know. More than 90% of crashes include human behavior as a contributing factor. Distracted driving, young drivers and leaving the roadway are the top 3 contributing factors in fatal crashes in Clackamas County and each can be prevented with steps such as being attentive, providing young drivers with parental supervision and slowing down.
Roads are also a factor in crashes. That's why it's vital to both promote safe driving habits and maintain our roads. We'll keep the roads in shape; you help keep them safe.
Transportation safety news
Paying attention, eliminating distractions and driving safely is your only job when at the wheel. The following items offer information about driving safely.
Presentations, awards and media coverage
Seasonal news and tips
- Sign up for Drive to Zero email updates
- April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
- Stricter hands-free driving state law, effective Oct. 1
- Safe driving tips
- Report missing signs, potholes, downed trees and other road concerns
Programs and services
- Drive to Zero Transportation Safety Action Plan Update, 2017-18
- County Transportation Safety Action Plan
- Drive to Zero in your community
- Drive to Zero Molalla
- ODOT safety programs and information
- Oregon Transportation Safety Action Plan
- Posters and Coasters Contest
- Traffic counts on county-maintained roads
The following groups are actively involved in transportation safety, providing crucial services such as completing road safety audits, and reviewing and evaluating crash data to identify ways to improve safety.