Results from Marion Cunty Sheriff’s Traffic Saturation Along Hwy 22

Posted on July 18, 2023

On Sunday, 01/16/23, Deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team, assisted by troopers with the Oregon State Police, worked a planned traffic safety saturation along Highway 22 from Milepost 8 to the Marion County line near Milepost 61.  During this time deputies performed eighty traffic stops and wrote a total of 101 violations.  These included:

Speeding: 79

Following Too Closely: 2

Unsafe Passing: 1

Driving Suspended: 4

License violations: 5

Insurance violations: 6

Misc Violations: 4

Warnings: 9

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In response to community members’ concerns as well as driving complaints, crashes, and increased deputy-observation of aggressive driving, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Team will be conducting enhanced traffic enforcement in the Santiam Canyon on Sunday, 07/16/23.

Deputies will be focusing on Highway 22 and it’s arterial roadways in local communities from the area of Aumsville to the eastern Marion County border.  We will be on the lookout for vehicles traveling at high speeds, aggressive driving (“road-rage”), and distracted driving; all behaviors that are proven to lead to crashes.  We value the safety of our residents and visitors as they travel the beautiful Santiam Canyon and encourage everyone to slow down and enjoy the drive!

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