Oregon Department of Transportation has funded a seat belt enforcement from January 31 through February 11 and Eugene Police will particularly be enforcing this during that period.
The Eugene Police Department is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt and proper child safety restraints as we all start this year.
Crashes are increasing in the United State to the highest toll in a decade and a half, despite the safety advances made in vehicle technology. From 2020 to 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calculates the number of crashes in the United States has climbed 16 percent, to more than six million, or roughly 16,500 wrecks a day. Of these 42,939 Americans died in car crashes in 2021. A large portion of those deaths involved intoxicated or unrestrained drivers or vehicles traveling well in excess of local speed limits.
Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Eugene, the presumptive fine for a seat belt violation is $200.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.
- Car Seat Types: Determine whether your child fits best in a rear-facing car seat, forward-facing car seat, booster seat, or seat belt.
- Car Seat Recommendations: Review NHTSA’s recommendations for the best car seat for your child’s age and size.
- Find and Compare: Find and compare car seats with NHTSA’s handy car seat finder, which also searches specific brands.
Oregon Department of Transportation Seatbelts and Child Seats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFC2K2AfdJM
More ODOT information on safety belts and child seats at: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/Pages/safetybelts.aspx
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