Bend and Deschutes County Transportation Safety Survey
Here’s the problem: 31 people died in Deschutes County traffic crashes last year, despite a significant drop-off in traffic volumes. That was the most fatalities in more than 10 years. Especially at risk are young drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Statistics show the risk of fatalities could be reduced by more than two-thirds if drivers do these four things:
- Slow down
- Drive sober
- Buckle up
- Pay attention
A coalition of agencies and organizations has launched a survey at www.CentralOregonSafeTravel.
The survey will close Sept. 30, when results are announced at the first ever Central Oregon Safe Travel Summit. This virtual event will bring together community leaders from around Central Oregon to confront head-on the region’s emerging transportation safety threat.
To learn more or take the survey: go to www.CentralOregonSafeTravel.
Thank you for your help and feel free to spread this survey around to others in Central Oregon.