January 19, 2018 06:40
In the evening hours of Thursday, January 18, 2018, the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division, assisted by officers from Central, East, and North Precincts, conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Northeast Sandy Boulevard from Northeast 82nd Avenue to Northeast 122nd Avenue.
Officers focused on dangerous behaviors and the officers were free to make traffic stops on drivers, pedestrians and bicycle riders as they saw fit. The officers were encouraged to share information about the Vision Zero program during these contacts. As always, officers were allowed the discretion to issue citations, warnings or classes.
In total, 16 citations were issued as well as 27 written warnings.
The Traffic Division and Precinct operations will be conducting future enforcement missions as staffing allows.
The Portland Police Bureau is committed to working with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work towards reducing, and eventually eliminating, traffic fatalities as part of Vision Zero.
To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390
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