Drive to Zero in Your Community

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 winners announced

The Posters & Coasters Safe Driving Media Contest is offered to 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 next contest will open in the spring of 2020.

Nearly 100 high school students entered this year with artwork focusing on a variety of topics including cell phone use, impaired driving and speed. The posters will be displayed throughout the county. The contest is sponsored by the county’s Drive to Zero program and State Farm Insurance.

Questions? Contact Drive to Zero staff at 503-742-4661 or

2018 winners

  • 1st place: Kara Atiyeh, junior, Sandy High School, for “Don’t Let it Take Over”

    1st Place: Don't let it take over

  • 2nd place: Caroline Yackel, sophomore, Lake Oswego High School, for “Their Lives”

    Second Place: Their lives are in your hands

  • 3rd place: Anna Persell, junior, Sandy High School, for “What You Can’t See”

    3rd Place: What you can's see Can hurt you

2018 honorable mentions

  • HongSheng Chen, Lake Oswego High School, for “Lipstick Skeleton"

    Honorable Mention

  • Beth Doolan, Lake Oswego High School, for “Time’s Up”

    Honorable Mention

  • Liam Kengla, Lake Oswego High School, for “Normal Speed”

    Honorable Mention

  • Emmalina Laurence, Clackamas High School, for “Don’t Be a Dummy – Keep Them Safe”

    Honorable Mention

  • Maddie Manske, Lake Oswego High School, for “Your Future Matters”

    Honorable Mention

  • Zachary Olson, Lake Oswego High School, for “Don’t Play With Your Life”

    Honorable Mention

  • Caroline Scharff, Rex Putnam High School, for “Your Phone is Not a Passenger – Put It Away”

    Honorable Mention

  • Gretchen Storey, Lake Oswego High School, for “Don’t Be a News Story”

    Honorable Mention

  • Ari Vest, Lake Oswego High School, for “Eyes Off the Clouds”

    Honorable Mention

Safety Street at the County Fair

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

Request a neighborhood sign

Slow down 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

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.