Deputies are reminding drivers to slow down, avoid distractions, allow adequate following distances, wear their seatbelt, and secure children in properly fitted child restraints.
Consistent vehicle passenger restraint use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from injury or death. ODOT reports that in 2013, 31% of all fatal crashes involved an improperly restrained or unrestrained driver or passenger. Washington County is in the high 90 percentile of consistent seatbelt use, the goal is 100% compliance.
Preliminary statistics through May 26th are:
Total Traffic Stops: 516
Total Citations: 363
Total Warnings: 232
Seatbelt Violations: 108 citations
Speeding Drivers: 101 citations
Using Mobile Communication Device: 73 citations
Driving with a Suspended License: 11
A total count after the enforcement detail will be sent at a later date. Please remember to always drive safely.