May is Transportation Safety Awareness Month in Oregon

By on Thursday, May 5th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER COUNTY – (Information from Oregon Department of Transportation)  May is “Transportation Safety Awareness Month” in Oregon, and whether you are walking, bicycling, riding a motorcycle, or driving, you’ll most likely see some reminder to be safe. It might be orange cones or barrels indicating a work zone or it might be someone on the radio saying, “Slow down. Better roads ahead.” Whatever the message, the goal is the same: improve safety for Oregonians and visitors to our state.

Just in time for Oregon’s driving, riding, walking, and cycling — and highway construction — season, ODOT and its partners around the state are reminding everyone to be aware of what’s going on around them and take action to stay safe. Slow down when you see orange. Stow your phone and drive alert. We’re all in this together to stay safe!

Inattentive drivers are the most common cause for work zone crashes (“Pay Attention” video YouTube).

Check the ODOT Transportation Project Tracker for construction projects coming soon to your area.

And for 24/7 information on road closures and delays, visit