Traffic Safety Team Results in Click It or Ticket Campaign

Posted on June 9, 2022

On June 5th, 2022, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team wrapped up a two-week effort in support of the Click It or Ticket campaign. Throughout this campaign, deputies emphasized the importance of following safety belt and child seat laws. With the help of federal grant dollars, the Sheriff’s Office was able to add 41 additional hours of coverage dedicated to support traffic safety efforts, making 83 traffic stops. The results of the two-week campaign included:

  • Citations
    • 35 seat belt
    • 4 speed
    • 10 driving while suspended
    • 13 distracted driving
    • 2 failure to have/use ignition interlock device
    • 2 equipment violations
    • 15 other miscellaneous violations
  • Warnings
    • 14 seat belt
    • 5 speed
    • 4 distracted driving
    • 8 equipment violations
    • 6 other miscellaneous violations
  • Arrests
    • 2 driving while suspended
    • 1 felony warrant

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank our law enforcement partners from throughout Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for their efforts to support traffic safety and to reduce traffic fatalities during the Click It or Ticket campaign.

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at:

 

Beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2022, motorists can expect to see increased patrols on Marion County roadways as our Traffic Safety Team joins police agencies from throughout Oregon as they participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign.  The increased patrols will be focused on safety belt and child seat laws and will run through Sunday, June 5th, 2022.  Funding for these additional patrols are made possible through the use of federal grant dollars made available to law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.

Face the Facts

  • The national seat belt use rate in 2020 was 90.3%, which is good — but we can do better. The other 9.7% still need to be reminded that seat belts save lives.
  • Among young adults 18 to 34 killed in passenger vehicle crashes in 2020, more than half (60%) were completely unrestrained — one of the highest percentages for all age groups.
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2020, 67% of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do — 55% of men killed in crashes were unrestrained, compared to 43% of women killed in crashes.

“Tragically, multiple families throughout Oregon will suffer the loss of a loved one which could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt. Our Traffic Safety Team is committed to promoting traffic safety by educating our community members about the importance of safe driving habits.” – Sgt. Mark Ferron, Traffic Safety Team Supervisor and Crash Reconstructionist

For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at:

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