Teen deaths inspire driving safety program

by Sharlyn Petit
    
Following a tragic year of teen crashes for Oregon City and West Linn high schools, communities are coming together to raise awareness of the consequences of distracted and impaired driving.
     Created in memory of the five teens who lost their lives this past year, parents started the “City of Angel5 – Long Live the Legacy of 5” campaign with the help of nonprofit Oregon Impact.
     The campaign partners with different county organizations like Safe Communities-Clackamas County, Oregon City Together, the OC Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses to promote driving safety programs throughout Oregon.
     So far, community groups are encouraging drivers to use the hashtag #DriveForFive to get the word out about the campaign. Future plans include sending tool kits containing videos, posters, and other materials to Oregon middle and high schools, along with scheduling classroom visits.
     Read more in the Portland Tribune article here.

by  Jon Osterberg

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