SHARE THE ROAD
OTA is committed to highway safety. OTA reminds drivers to Share the Road. We are all pedistrians at some point in time and we encourage everyone to remember "Go Safe" and watch the No-Zone. The Share the Road Safely program strives to improve the knowledge of all highway users to minimize the likelihood of a crash with a large truck, and reduce the consequences of those that do occur. Learn what you can do to stay safe, and keep your family safe, on the road .
The No-Zone(s) are those areas around trucks motorist, bicyclist and pedestrians should steer clear of while on the road. These are the blind spots where truck drivers have virtually no sight line around them. While truck drivers are extremely well trained and are familiar with these areas, OTA wants to educate others on avoiding the No-Zone and be just as alert while traveling.
Other Safety Campaigns in which OTA is Involved
Portland Street Smart Campaign
Mayor Sam Adams kicked off a summer traffic safety initiative with transportation leaders representing trucking, driving, bicycling and pedestrians. The safety campaign, called “Street Smart: Go Safe,” will focus on distracted travel caused by cell phones, red light running and speeding -- regardless of whether a person is walking, bicycling or driving. This marks the first time these interests have teamed up to focus on a single set of concerns.
Mayor Adams, Debra Dunn, President of OTA, and representatives from the AAA, Bicycle Advisory Committee and Willamette Pedestrian Coalition come together to stress the importance of the Street Smart Campaign