Feb. 27, 2019 — From Feb. 4 through 17, Lane County Sheriff’s Office deputies have conducted overtime satura-tion patrols focused on seat belt use, child restraints, speed and distracted driving. These patrols are funded solely through grant monies provided through the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association and Oregon Department of Transportation.
This was in conjunction with the nation-wide effort sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
During this two-week saturation period, 12 deputies contacted numerous drivers in a combined 36 hours of overtime.
Deputies had the following enforcement contacts:
• 19 Safety Belt Citations
• 13 Driving While Suspended Citations
• 12 Speeding Citations
• 15 Distracted Driving Citations
• 47 Other Traffic Citations
• 70 Warnings
Grant funding will provide additional overtime for Seatbelt Enforcement Saturation Patrols throughout the year for holidays and local Lane County special events.
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind motorists to buckle up and drive safely.