Seatbelt Blitz Going on Now
Seatbelt Enforcement Blitz Going On Now
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is currently participating in the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. On average, approximately one-third of the victims in fatal car crashes, in Jackson County were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. From now through September 7, 2014, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with other law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon, will be conducting a seatbelt enforcement blitz.
The campaign will focus on proper use of safety belts for both adults and children. Proper fit means lap belt placed low across hips and shoulder belt crossing center of chest over collarbone. The shoulder belt should NOT be placed under the arm or behind the back. Oregon law pertaining to child restraints says that a child weighing less than 40 pounds must properly be restrained in a child safety seat. A child over forty pounds but under eight years of age or less than 4’9” tall must be restrained in a booster seat that elevates them from the car seat so the shoulder belt properly fits.
The fine for any seat belt violation in Oregon is $110.