Traffic Safety Education


Welcome to Traffic Safety Education

Oregon has one of the best Driver Education instructor-training programs in the entire nation. In order to keep the quality of our program uniformly high and ensure that teens receive consistent and thorough instruction, all individuals who wish to teach Driver Education in an Oregon Department of Transportation-Transportation Safety Division (ODOT-TSD) approved program are required to first complete a rigorous Traffic Safety Education curriculum that is coordinated through Western Oregon University.

Individuals wishing to teach Driver Education in Oregon will gain a wealth of practical knowledge, as well as gain hands-on experience, both in the classroom and in the vehicle. Upon completion of the Traffic Safety Education Program, participants have the opportunity to apply for certification.

These classes are part of a Driver Education program funded by (ODOT-TSD). Click here for more information.

News and Upcoming Events

Oregon's New Distracted Driving Law

Sep 20, 2017

Driver distracted by cell phone.

Oregon’s new distracted driving law takes effect Oct. 1st.  With it comes a stricter ban on cellphone use while driving and higher fines, which escalate for repeat offenders.   Check out the details on the Distracted Driving Fact Sheet .

PacNW Driver & Traffic Safety Conference

Mar 2, 2018

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The upcoming conference will be held March 2, 3 & 4th,  2018 at the Portland Downtown Hilton.  More information will be coming later this year with registration opening in January, 2018.  Stay tuned!!