Jefferson Exchange | January 28, 2014 | 8:30
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Tue January 28, 2014

Oregon Traffic Fatalities Running Low

Troy Costales from ODOT explains how highway traffic fatalities are tallied.

Before the turn of the century, Oregon's annual number of traffic fatalities was generally worse than the national average. 

Credit Ken Lund

What a turnaround.  The preliminary numbers for last year show a number--316--that has been this low only once since World War II. 

But with more bicycles on the road and more people communicating by text message, can the trend last? 

The Oregon Department of Transportation's safety division administrator explains the numbers and likely reasons for them.  

 

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