Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sheriff's Office teams up with fellow agencies for one-day traffic enforcement mission (Photo)

SHERIFF'S OFFICE TEAMS UP WITH FELLOW AGENCIES FOR ONE-DAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT MISSION (PHOTO)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 10:10 AM
Downloadable file: Joint enforcement personnel
Video from the enforcement effort:
https://twitter.com/ccsotrafficteam/status/877935382418997249

Deputies issued dozens of citations during an inter-agency traffic enforcement mission along Interstate 5.

On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Traffic Team deputies partnered with the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Marion County Sheriff's Office, and Oregon State Police for a concentrated traffic-enforcement effort targeting speeding and other traffic violations.

The one-day, 10-hour mission focused on speed, following too close, and failures to move over along the entire stretch of I-5 within Clackamas County -- and ended with targeted enforcement on the southbound I-5 on-ramp from Wilsonville Road.

"It was a huge success all day -- followed by the dozens of thumbs-ups and thank yous in the City of Wilsonville for enforcing the Wilsonville Rd/I-5 traffic issue," reported Sgt. John Naccarato, head of CCSO's Traffic Team.

Clackamas County Sheriff's deputies issued the following citations:

BY OFFENSE TYPE:

Speeding: 26 citations
Fail to Obey Traffic Control Device: 35
Following Too Close: 15
No Seatbelt: 2
Cell / Text while Driving: 3
Driving While Suspended: 3
Registration/Insurance Violations: 14
No Operator's License: 7
Fail to Yield to Emergency Vehicles (including violations of the "Move Over Law"): 6
Lane Use: 6
Fail to Obey Police Officer: 1
Failure to Wear Motorcycle Helmet: 1

As the Washington County Sheriff's Office noted in their release on the enforcement effort ( http://www.co.washington.or.us/News/SONews/upload/MR170623-Law-Enforcement-Agencies-Work-Together-to-Keep-Local-Highways-Safe.pdf ): "Speed contributes to one third of all traffic-related crashes. Deputies remind drivers to slow down, wear seatbelts, move over and slow down for emergency vehicles, and drive free of distractions such as cell phones."

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