Saturday, April 29, 2017

40 Citations, 13 Warnings Issued in Thursday Night #VisionZero Traffic Safety Mission (Photo)

40 CITATIONS, 13 WARNINGS ISSUED IN THURSDAY NIGHT #VISIONZERO TRAFFIC SAFETY MISSION (PHOTO)


News Release from Portland Police Bureau
Posted on FlashAlert: April 29th, 2017 9:56 AM
Downloadable file: Vision_Zero.jpg
On Thursday April 27, 2017, from approximately 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by Transit Police, and East, North and Central Precinct officers, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Powell Boulevard from the Willamette River to 52nd Avenue. This location was selected due to the congestion of vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.

In total, 40 citations were issued as well as 13 written warnings for speeding.

The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.

The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.

To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390

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