Every Mile. Every Day. Drive Safe. These are just words until we all commit to living them out.
Responsible driving is a way of life, and a way to save lives. The oil and natural gas industry is committed to making busy roadways in communities where we work less dangerous so everyone arrives at their destination safely.
The OERB Road Safety program aims to bring together community leaders, energy providers and safety supporters who are committed to positively impacting driver safety in communities where we work, play and live.
In 2019, we came together to create a Safety Corridor on Highway 33 between Kingfisher and Watonga. The goal of the corridor was to eliminate distracted driving, encourage lower speeds and remind travelers to utilize seat belts. All of these precautions will helped decrease collisions by 37 percent.
Join us in this mission to share the road responsibly.
Road safety initiatives.
Safety is the number one priority and goal of the oil and natural gas industry. That is why we are working with state agencies, law enforcement and local officials to enact as many proactive steps as possible to ensure drivers in our communities are safe. Below are some of the steps we are taking to accomplish that mission.
The industry, state agencies and law enforcement agencies have joined together to create a Safety Corridor on Highway 33 between Kingfisher and Watonga. The goal of the corridor is to eliminate distracted driving, encourage lower speeds and remind travelers to utilize seat belts. All of these precautions will help community members and industry workers arrive at their destination safely.
Since the Safety Corridor’s inception in early 2019, collisions have decreased by 37%.
Road Safety Days.
The OERB hosts several road safety days at high schools across the state each year. We know new drivers have a lot to remember when getting on the road, and driving around large trucks and oilfield equipment may not be covered thoroughly in driving education courses. That’s why we bring in industry equipment and safety specialists to give students a chance to get inside and walk around the machinery they’re sharing the road with. Real truck drivers and safety professionals will cover everything students need to look out for – stopping speeds, following distance, turning radius, carrying hazardous materials, blind spots and more.
And because we live and work in some of Oklahoma’s most active farming communities, we’re teaming up with the agriculture industry to cover how drivers can share the road with tractors, livestock trailers and other farm equipment.
Our goal is to provide well-rounded, thorough safety education reinforcement to all of our young drivers. We also work with safety partners to cover basics like distracted driving, impaired driving, seatbelt safety, ATV safety, accident protocol for first responders and more.
If you would like to participate in our Road Safety Days, please contact Kelly Hughes at [email protected].
As part of our educational programs, we offer Oklahoma teachers and instructional driving schools free classroom materials. The materials are a way to reach students with our message. We encourage students to use our folders for homework!
To order, contact Katie Dorsey at [email protected].