Summertime Traffic Safety
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind drivers the importance of slowing down and staying alert. During the summer months there are more vehicles, motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists who all share the roadways. There is also a large increase to traffic along some of the rural roads, specifically roads to area lakes and popular river spots, like Upper Applegate Road.
It also is the perfect time for road improvements. Currently in Jackson County, both ODOT and the Jackson County Roads Department have numerous projects taking place. Most of these construction zones are considered 24 hour work zones. Decreased speed and safety is required 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even if workers are not present along the roadway.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also wants to remind people to make sure you designate a driver if you plan on drinking. Summertime activities can include the enjoyment of adult beverages, making sure you have a plan to get home safely should be a top priority. Each year DUII crashes account for hundreds of deaths nationwide.
Be safe, be smart, and slow down.