October 14, 2019 06:20
Extra resources from North Precinct, the Traffic Division and the Air Support Unit patrolled North and Northeast Portland on Sunday night. This directed patrol resulted in numerous traffic stops and 2 arrests.
- Daniel E. Lopez, 19, reckless driving and reckless endangering
- Weston E. Obrien, 29, felony warrants
Irresponsible driving practices can have a deadly outcome. There have been 53 Major Crash Team activations this year.
The Portland Police Traffic Division is committed to providing enforcement and raising awareness regarding traffic safety for vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Each year, 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.
Traffic Division officers and sergeants regularly do focused enforcement in areas where dangerous driving behavior has resulted in crashes or numerous complaints. These special details rotate throughout the city.
For more information and a link to report traffic safety issues, see the Traffic Division website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/30559
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. Vision Zero missions focus on the City of Portland's High Crash Network, where a disproportionate number of deadly crashes occur. Here is a link to the map: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/54892
But enforcement is only a piece of the puzzle. To learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390
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