Friday, May 26, 2017

Oregon City Police Department Stats from Pedestrian Safety Operation


News Release from Oregon City Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: May 26th, 2017 11:12 AM
Oregon City, Oregon (May 26, 2017, 11:00 am): The Oregon City Police Department conducted its first pedestrian safety enforcement operation for 2017. The safety enforcement operation was funded by a grant from Oregon Impact.

The primary focus of this operation was to educate drivers and help raise awareness of the pedestrian right away laws. The Oregon City Police Department used a pedestrian decoy, while another police officer observed traffic violations occurring and radioed awaiting uniform officers to make the stop. The officers issued citations or warnings to help educate the violators. Only two drivers did not stop for the pedestrian decoy, which was great to see.

The safety enforcement operation occurred on May 24, 2017, at the intersection of Molalla Ave and Pleasant Ave., between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The operation resulted in 21 drivers being stopped. The violations included 2 citations issued for failing to stop or remained stopped for a pedestrian, 15 citations issued for driving while using a mobile communication device, 3 for no insurance, 1 for driving with a suspended driver's license, 1 for not wearing a seatbelt, and 2 other miscellaneous violations. 2 warnings were given during the operation.

This intersection was specifically selected for the pedestrian safety operation due to heavy foot traffic along Molalla Ave. The Oregon City Police Department wants to remind everyone to be aware of your surroundings when operating a motor vehicle and avoid distracted driving by not using your mobile communication device.
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