May is Transportation Safety Awareness Month Posted on May 6, 2019 by Karla Holland May is “Transportation Safety Awareness” month in Oregon, and whether you are walking, bicycling, riding a motorcycle, or driving, you’ll most likely see some reminder to be safe. It might be orange cones indicating a work zone or it might be someone on the radio saying, ‘Slow down. Better roads ahead.’ Whatever the message, the goal is the same: improve safety for Oregonians and visitors to our state. Just in time for Oregon’s driving, riding, walking, and cycling — and highway construction — season, ODOT and its partners around the state are reminding everyone to be aware of what’s going on around them and slow down when you see orange. We’re all in this together to stay safe!