A message from Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart
Oregon law enforcement agencies are teaming up May 18th thru May 31st to put extra police officers on the road to look for safety driving infractions along with special emphasis on seat belts and car seats.
“Our goal for this high visibility traffic law enforcement is to increase public awareness and gain compliance,” said Toledo Police Chief David Enyeart. “In statewide surveys from the Oregon Department of Transportation, 98% of Oregon travelers regularly use safety belts and child car seats. Our goal is to spot violators, stop them, educate them and bring compliance up to 100%.”
Oregon State Law “Carrying a Minor on an external part of a motor vehicle” states it is illegal for a minor to be on the external part of a motor vehicle. Including hood, fender, running board or open bed pickup trucks and any other external part of a motor vehicle. (ORS 811.205) Violation of this traffic infraction can result in a fine of $260.
Oregon State Law “Failure to properly use safety belts” states during the operation of a motor vehicle safety restraints must be property utilized. (ORS 811.210) Violation of this traffic infraction can result in a fine of $110.