Transportation Safety

Transportation safety is a significant public health issue and priority in Lane County. In 2014 and 2015, Lane County had more traffic fatalities than any other county in Oregon. Most of the fatal collisions are roadway departures involving excessive speed. As such, most of the fatal collisions are preventable. The greatest opportunity to save lives and reduce suffering is to account for human error in the transportation system.

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On July 18, 2017, the Lane County Board of Commissioners adopted Lane County's first-ever Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP). The TSAP prioritizes the problems and solutions to make efficient use of limited resources. It recommends actions to respond preventatively to systemic causes with multidisciplinary solutions that include enforcement, engineering, and education. Together, we can save lives and reduce suffering.