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Striping Season is Just Around the Corner

“It’s wet paint, and it can most definitely color your vehicle.” That’s what striping crew members hope drivers will remember as the season for putting stripes down on roads all over Oregon approaches.

A cute, internally produced public service announcement reminds motorists that there are consequences when you interact with wet paint. Photographs from a day of striping show in-depth the complexity of the activity – and hit home the importance of following the rules in a work zone:

  • Obey the signs! Orange is your clue to slow down and pay attention so you can move safely through the work zone. If the sign on the truck says, “Do not pass“—then please, don’t pass!
  • Schedule enough time to drive safely (be patient!). Call 5-1-1 or visit for the latest traffic, project and travel information.

And remember, May is Transportation Safety Awareness Month in Oregon: Bicycle Safety, Motorcycle Safety, Work Zone Safety—and more! Watch for events and activities aimed at raising awareness about the need to be alert, no matter which mode you use, no matter what time of year.

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