Be safe on road; wear seatbelt


On April 3 Oregon had its 100th traffic fatality of 2007. A traffic crash occurs every 13 minutes and a fatality occurs every 18 hours in Oregon. Alcohol and drugs are involved in 40 percent of all crashes and speed is involved in over 50 percent. Nationally, the leading cause of death for persons ages 3 to 33 is a traffic crash.

As warmer weather arrives there will be more people on our roadways. The Oregon State Police Officers’ Association urges you to drive safely and always wear seat belts.

Jeff Leighty

President, Oregon State

Police Officers’ Association