Friday, June 14, 2013
From May 20 to June 2 the Hood River Police Department conducted its second traffic blitz of the year.
The traffic blitz was part of the nationwide “Click-it or Ticket” enforcement promoted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The emphasis of this enforcement was on speed and seat belts. The police department issued 48 citations in total during this two-week enforcement; 23 of those citations were either for speeding or not wearing a seat belt.
Seatbelt surveys for the City of Hood River were completed before and after the traffic blitz. The results showed approximately 97 percent of drivers in Hood River wear their seat belts.
The state of Oregon’s “observed” seat belt use in 2012 was reportedly 97 percent This average is tied for second-highest among all U.S. states.
Consistent seatbelt use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from crash injury or death, according to USDOT.
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Oil train car being transported by truck
A damaged rail car from the June 3, 2016 oil train derailment and fire is transported from the crash site via truck on I84. Enlarge