ABOUT

OVERVIEW

We all share the responsibility to keep our roads safe. To save lives, we have to watch out for each other! Each year, about 750 pedestrians and 325 bicyclists, are hit by cars on Oklahoma roadways, leading to serious injuries and fatalities.

 

Watch for Me OK is a public awareness campaign from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO). Watch for Me OK seeks to educate the public on the rules of the road and aims to keep our residents safe while traveling.

 

Watch for Me OK is increasing the overall visibility of pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues through public service messages and community engagement efforts such as special events and partnerships. The program also provides educational materials to area leaders such as government staff, pedestrian and bicycle advocates, city planners, law enforcement agencies, engineers, public health professionals, the media, influencers, elected officials, parents, and educators.

 

The goal of this campaign is to reduce the total number of pedestrian and bicycle crashes and fatalities in Central Oklahoma.

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GOAL OF OUR SITE

Use this site to learn how to be a safer driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian. And please help spread the message by downloading and/or sharing the resources with your peers, company, family, friends, class, etc.

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HISTORY

Watch for Me OKC was a program initiated in 2015 to help teach pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers how to reduce the risk of serious injuries and death from collisions on Oklahoma City roadways.

 

In 2020, ACOG received an OHSO Highway Safety Grant to revamp the campaign and promote the message regionwide. After working with Anglin PR and a group of area stakeholders to update the messaging and branding, the campaign was re-launched in May of 2021 as Watch for Me OK with a broader focus on the safety of all of

Central Oklahoma.

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