The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will be joining other police agencies throughout Oregon to enforce traffic occupant protection and other traffic related laws during the safety belt enforcement blitz scheduled February 4th through February 18th. Overtime patrols are scheduled through the blitz period with enforcement focused on safety belt/child safety restraint systems, texting while driving and speeding.
Oregon law requirements for Child Restraint:
* Child passengers must be restrained in child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use.
* Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach two years of age unless the child turned age one prior to May 26, 2017.
* Children over forty pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use a child seat with harness or a booster to 4’9″ tall or age eight and the adult belt fits correctly.
* Children under 18 years of age are prohibited from riding in the open bed of a pick up truck.
Additional information regarding child safety seats can be located at the ODOT web page by clicking here.
Your sheriff’s office would like to remind you to buckle up- it’s the way to go!
Sheriff Curtis Landers