Traffic Officers Target Risky Driving Behaviors

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October 12, 2019 12:55


Portland Police's Traffic Division continues to focus on the city's streets that are prone to crashes.

On Friday, October 11, 2019, during the evening hours, Traffic Division officers conducted a focused enforcement mission along Northeast Lombard Street/Northeast Portland Highway from Northeast Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard to Northeast 60th Avenue. This is a Vision Zero designated high crash network street. Officers focused on dangerous and risky driving behaviors.

In all, more than 38 drivers were contacted resulting in 34 citations, 3 warnings, and 1 arrest for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII). The officers took the opportunity to talk with community members about Vision Zero, the importance of safe driving habits, and proper equipment. Traffic safety education classes were offered when appropriate.

The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians. Each year, traffic officers respond to preventable collisions. These collisions can deeply impact those involved, their families and loved ones. Traffic officers' number one priority is to address behaviors of all road users that might lead to a collision, including speed, impairment, distraction, and disobeying signals.

The Portland Police Bureau works closely with our partners in government and the community to create safer streets and work toward 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:


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