Making an Impact
June 2020 - Volume 7 - Issue 9
The ORSRTS Leadership Committee is committed to keeping families and communities healthy, and supporting our Safe Routes programs across the state. We appreciate all the hard work you do. With the current COVID-19 crisis, we want to build and strengthen support for practitioners with resources and ways to stay connected.

Walk + Roll Spring Challenge
Poster Contest


Show us how you Walk+Roll in your community and celebrate being safe and active! We’re looking for K - 8 students from across Oregon to submit their drawings, paintings, and computer generated artwork highlighting walking and rolling. Make sure your art reflects safety laws, like wearing helmets and using crosswalks. Winners will be judged on creativity and originality.

Contest Guidelines: 
  • Entries due by June 15, 2020
  • Open to students in Oregon from grades K - 8
  • Art can be hand drawn or computer drawn and must be scanned or photographed 
  • Make sure your art reflects safety laws, like wearing helmets and using crosswalks.
  • Entries must be emailed to walkrolloregon@gmail.com by June 15, 2020 to qualify
  • Winners will have their art used on future Oregon Walk+Roll event posters and future media campaigns
Lifesavers is excited to announce the
 
 “ Lifesavers Conference 2020 Webinar Series
 
The Lifesavers Conference 2020 Webinar Series will feature presentations from various Lifesavers Conference tracks addressing hot-topics, latest trends, and cutting-edge programs.
 
The series will begin with a kickoff webinar on June 2 nd , 2020 highlighting how to effectively implement the Vision Zero approach to eliminate fatalities and reduce serious injuries. 
The following webinars will be conducted on the dates and times listed below:
  
LIFESAVERS TRACK: EVOLVING SAFETY PRIORITIES & SOLUTIONS
Date: 6/3/20  Time: 2:00pm-3:30 pm EST
Fully Autonomous Vehicles: Reality or Hype?
LIFESAVERS TRACK: CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LAW ENFORCEMENT
Date: 6/4/20  Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis
LIFESAVERS TRACK: VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
Date: 6/9/20  Time: 2:00pm-3:30 pm EST
Self-Driving Car Crash, A Case Review
LIFESAVERS TRACK: TEEN TRAFFIC SAFETY
Date: 6/15/20 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm EST
Aged Out of GDL, But Still High-Risk
LIFESAVERS TRACK: DISTRACTED DRIVING
Date: 6/25/20  Time: 1:00pm-2:30 PM EST
Understanding the Science of Distracted Driving
LIFESAVERS TRACK: PEDESTRIAN & BICYCLIST SAFETY
Date: 6/26/20  Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm EST
Designing for Safety to Prevent Bicyclist & Pedestrian Injuries
LIFESAVERS TRACK: COMMUNICATIONS
Date: 7/1/20  Time: 3:30pm-5:00 pm EST
Innovative Campaigns that Get Results
LIFESAVERS TRACK: IMPAIRED DRIVING
Date: 7/2/20 Time: 11:00am-12:30pm EST
Surveying Communities for Alcohol Problem Identification
LIFESAVERS TRACK: ADULT OCCUPANT PROTECTION
Date: 7/8/20  Time: 11:00am-12:30pm EST
Getting Them to Buckle Up in the Rear Seat
 
OCCUPANT PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN
PRE-RECORDED WEBINARS
New Curriculum: Preparing the Team & Making Sure Your New Techs Get and Stay Involved
Navigating Non-standard LATCH & Other Misuse: Crash Testing & Field Data (CEU quiz available)
Is It OK to Be Little? Is it OK to Be Big? How Can You Be Sure I Am Safe? (CEU)
How to Know if a Car Seat is Legit or Not (CEU quiz available)
For further details and links to these webinars go to the  Lifesavers Conference 2020 Webinar Series Page  on the Lifesavers website.
 
A one page printable pdf file listing all webinars with links can also be found on the Lifesavers website  here .
Lifesavers Conference, Inc. | P.O. Box 30045, Alexandria VA 22310
FOURTH OF JULY 2020 IMPAIRED DRIVING CAMPAIGNS
Message from NHTSA Deputy Administrator James Owens

The last few months have brought incredible challenges for our communities, including our law enforcement and first responders. As our nation begins to reopen, many Americans will be eager to celebrate the Fourth of July with their friends and families. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants to help you remind drivers and motorcyclists about the dangers of impaired driving and riding this Independence Day.

Driving or riding impaired by drugs and/or alcohol is not only dangerous but illegal, and it puts everyone on the road in jeopardy. Our campaigns and safety materials will help you educate members of the public about the risks of impaired driving, as well as how they can plan a sober ride home.

Our impaired campaigns are:

• Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving: Drunk driving prevention.
• Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Drunk driving high visibility enforcement.
• If You Feel Different, You Drive Different: Drug-impaired driving prevention.
• If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI: Drug-impaired driving high visibility enforcement.
• Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over: Impaired driving prevention for motorcyclists. Our sober driving toolkit is available at
www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/drunkdriving/buzzed-driving-drunk-driving/4th-july.

Our toolkit has resources for you to use to educate your community and, most importantly, save lives:

Earned Media Templates: Customize and use the sample press releases (available in English and Spanish), editorial, and fact sheet with talking points to get the word out to drivers in your area about increased enforcement of impaired driving laws — or use the samples as guides to create your own promotional and educational material.
Social Media Graphics and Messages: Social media is an excellent way to share your message far and wide. Customize or use the sample social media posts that cover all the impairment campaign messages. These assets in English and Spanish are available as animated or static resources.
Social Media Playbook: Refer to the social media playbook for more great ideas on spreading the message about the dangers of impaired driving. In this playbook, you’ll find simple, easy-to-follow instructions and guidance on how, when, and where to post during the campaign. The playbook has a library listing all available assets, messages, and hashtag recommendations.

This Fourth of July, and every day, we thank you for your continued service to protect the lives of Americans across the nation.

Car Seat Check Up Events

Oregon Impact along with most car seat safety programs in the US, is no longer providing in person/live car seat safety checks for the foreseeable future.
 
We know that car seat safety is very important, as it should be, for many new parents. We want you to know are here to help.
 
We are currently making appointments for car seat education sessions, along with other local partners. Please contact us for more information at 503-899-2220 or via email at  OregonCarSeatSafety@gmail.com .