February 08, 2018 17:15
On Thursday, February 8, 2018, from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau's Traffic Division conducted a Vision Zero traffic safety mission along Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard between Southeast 30th Avenue and Southeast 50th Avenue. This area of Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard is a high crash corridor.
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.
During this traffic mission officers patrolled on motorcycles, in patrol vehicles and utilized a photo radar van and issued a total of 55 citations and six written warnings.
The Traffic Division 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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