From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: Jun 20, 2008
||Deputy Eric Gulbranson|
||Traffic Safety Grant Results|
||Lincoln County Highways|
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Newport Police Department officers, and Oregon State Police troopers have successfully completed a safety belt enforcement campaign aimed primarily at increasing safety belt and correct child safety seat use. The local enforcement effort was part of an international 3-Flags program funded by The Oregon Department of Transportation and involved hundreds of law enforcement officers throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia.
The Lincoln County law enforcement agencies stepped up enforcement during the 3-Flags blitz beginning May 19th and ending June 1st using grant funds from the Oregon Department of Transportation. During the enforcement period the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office issued 54 citations; 18 of which were relating to safety belt issues, 16 for speeding, 20 for other driving violation issues. In addition to the citations issued there were 180 warning contacts made, and 2 arrest was made as a result of the traffic contacts.
Roadside surveys conducted before the blitz indicated safety belt compliance, in Depoe Bay and other areas of Lincoln County, averaged 96%. After the blitz compliance of 97%.
Additional 3-Flags blitzes are scheduled for August of 2008.
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