Moving Ahead Summer 2018

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Summer Travel the summer, an increase of 26% compared with the other months of the year.

The summer travel season is approaching and, while the saying “getting there is half the fun” is true, getting there safely is crucial to a great summer trip.

• Distracted driving is the cause in 60% of teen crashes.

We are entering what the National Safety Council refers to as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” the stretch from Memorial Day Weekend until the Tuesday after Labor Day Weekend. The statistics are horrifying, especially for teenagers: • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. • Teens have the highest crash rate of any age group. • An average 260 teens are killed in car crashes each month during


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Take responsibility behind the wheel seriously. Prepare before taking a long trip and use common sense safety tips to ensure you get to your destination safely. Project Map ODOT’s annual Summer Project Map highlights summer work zones around Oregon. This valuable resource, which encourages safe and smooth travel, is available for free at locations around the state, including Driver and Motor Vehicle Services offices, truck stops,