Transportation safety programs
(1)The administrator for transportation safety shall serve as the Governor’s representative for highway safety in conformity with the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966. The Director of Transportation and the Oregon Transportation Commission shall be responsible to the Governor for the administration of the state transportation safety programs. All reports and recommendations relating to program evaluations, assignment of responsibilities and approval of plans and activities shall be provided to the Governor by the commission.
(2)The Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Transportation Safety Committee, shall do the following:
(a)Organize, plan and conduct a statewide transportation safety program.
(b)Coordinate general activities and programs of the several departments, divisions or agencies of the state engaged in promoting transportation safety.
(c)Provide transportation safety information and develop other measures of public information.
(d)Cooperate fully with all national, local, public and private agencies and organizations interested in the promotion of transportation safety.
(e)Serve as a clearinghouse for all transportation safety materials and information used throughout the state.
(f)Cooperate in promoting research, special studies and analysis of problems concerning transportation safety.
(g)Make studies and suitable recommendations to the legislature concerning safety regulations and laws.
(3)The department shall review plans and applications for participation by counties and cities in the federal government highway safety programs conducted under the Federal Highway Safety Act of 1966 and any amendments thereto. The committee shall make recommendations to the department regarding the approval of plans and applications under ORS 802.315 (Department authority to apply for and receive federal highway safety program grants and other funds). [1983 c.338 §873; 1991 c.453 §7; 1993 c.741 §78; 2005 c.70 §4]
Section 802.310 — Transportation safety programs; administrator,