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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Seatbelt Enforcement Blitz Going On Now
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently participating in the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. OSP, sheriffs and local police will be working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during a statewide traffic enforcement “blitz” from February 9 through February 22. This enhanced enforcement is paid for by dedicated funding from USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A statewide observation survey in June 2014 found 98% percent of Oregon’s motoring public routinely using safety belts. However, ODOT crash data reveals a belt use rate of only 62% among those killed in crashes last year.
Among those killed or injured were 938 child passengers under age eight and a third of these were riding unrestrained or in the wrong type safety restraint for their size.
The fine for any seat belt or child seat violation in Oregon is $110.
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