Reducing Distracted Driving in Oregon: An Interdisciplinary Approach to a Statewide Problem

In Oregon, a crash caused by distracted driving occurs approximately every three hours. It has become an epidemic facing the country and the state with traffic fatalities and injuries increasing each year. Oregon acted on addressing this issue by organizing a task force to identify the causes of distracted driving and develop recommendations to reduce its occurrence. The Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Police, and the American Automobile Association of Oregon/Idaho brought professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines in working together to significantly reduce fatal and injury crashes by changing the cultural norms around distracted driving. Subject experts from the fields of transportation, research, law enforcement, communications, health, judicial, legislation, behavioral and policy met once a month from May through December 2016. The Task Force focused efforts on producing recommendations through four subcommittees – data and reporting, legislation and policy, enforcement, and education and communication. Findings from the Task Force along with their recommendations are included in this report.


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  • Accession Number: 01629981
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2017 2:21PM