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WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
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  • 1. WELCOME to THREE FLAGS
  • 2. High-visibility traffic enforcement emphasizing use of motor vehicle restraints
  • 3. Grant Requirements <ul><li>Attend workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct enforcement each blitz </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct pre- & post blitz surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Work with local media to publicize blitz activities prior to and after blitz </li></ul><ul><li>Report survey results, enforcement contacts & press releases/articles </li></ul>
  • 4. ODOT Safety Belt Program <ul><li>Overtime Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Training & Tech Assistance (DPSST & NCPST CEUs) </li></ul><ul><li>Public Education Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Media Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation </li></ul>
  • 5. # 1 Reason: Protect Life & Limb
  • 6.  
  • 7. ODDS of Surviving Ejection from a Motor Vehicle 1 in 4 (USDOT NHTSA, 2002 crash data)
  • 8. <ul><li>Since 1990 adult belt law: </li></ul><ul><li>Belt use doubled </li></ul><ul><li>Fatal rate 46% </li></ul><ul><li>Injury rate 44% </li></ul>
  • 9.  
  • 10. Front Seat Use Rates <ul><li>State 2008% 2009% </li></ul><ul><li>MI 97.2 97.9 </li></ul><ul><li>HI 97.0 97.9 </li></ul><ul><li>WA 96.5 96.4 </li></ul><ul><li>OR 96.3 96.6 </li></ul><ul><li>CA 95.7 95.3 </li></ul><ul><li>US 82% ? </li></ul>
  • 11. Why continue enforcement? <ul><li>4% of non-users = 43% occupant fatalities in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>1 unbelted occupant can injure or kill other occupants </li></ul><ul><li>Where enforcement decreases, use decreases </li></ul>
  • 12. Who ARE these unbelted people ? <ul><li>Driver (74%) </li></ul><ul><li>Male (73%) </li></ul><ul><li>40 years of age (average) </li></ul><ul><li>Oregon - licensed drivers (88%) </li></ul><ul><li>Standard pickup occupants (36%) </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable BAC averaging 0.16 (51%) </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling 3 - 8 pm/midnight – 1am </li></ul>
  • 13. Why did they die? <ul><li>Total 115 unbelted fatals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>76 totally ejected </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 partially ejected </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. Why are they unbelted? <ul><li>Forgot </li></ul><ul><li>Going a short distance </li></ul><ul><li>Restraints broken/not available </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know the law </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t know how to use restraints </li></ul><ul><li>Belt is uncomfortable </li></ul><ul><li>-- from law enforcement reports </li></ul>
  • 15. OREGON LAW <ul><li>Primary </li></ul><ul><li>“ Proper use” </li></ul><ul><li>All seating positions </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance of belt systems </li></ul><ul><li>Infants RF to 1 yr AND 20 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Child seats to 40 lbs </li></ul><ul><li>Boosters to 8 yrs OR 4’9” tall </li></ul>
  • 16. Misuse <ul><li>Belt under arm </li></ul><ul><li>Belt behind back </li></ul><ul><li>Use of automatic shoulder belt without fastening manual lap belt </li></ul><ul><li>Two persons in one belt system </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong type of restraint for child’s size </li></ul><ul><li>Must meet FMVSS (208, 213) </li></ul>
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  • 19. EXEMPTIONS - Not required upon manufacture - Transport by law enforcement - Newspaper or mail delivery - Ambulance staff giving aid - Utility meter readers - Mass transit operators - Solid waste/recycling collectors - Medical reasons - Some Commercial Vehicles
  • 20. Lap/Shoulder Belts, FMVSS Outboard , Passenger cars: Front 1968 Rear 1989 Outboard , Pickups, Vans, MPVs: Front 1971 Rear 1991 Center rear 2008 Passenger cars, light trucks, 12 & 15 passenger vans
  • 21. Medical Exemption Process <ul><li>Dr. fills out form (no CDLS) </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Safety ( NOT DMV ) reviews & approves; issues card </li></ul><ul><li>To verify exemptions, call: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exemption Coordinator 503-986-3590 direct </li></ul></ul>
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  • 24. Exempt Commercial Vehicles <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>- Taxi drivers </li></ul><ul><li>- CVs transporting > 15 persons </li></ul>
  • 25. No Minors in Open PU Beds unless <ul><li>In a parade, </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>Using safety belt or harness, </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>All belts used by other minors ; then </li></ul><ul><li>may ride in open bed seated on floor with tailgate securely fastened, IF traveling: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Between hunting camps or sites, OR </li></ul><ul><li>2) For purposes of employment. </li></ul>
  • 26. 2010 Program Priorities <ul><li>Booster seat education </li></ul><ul><li>“ Proper” belt use </li></ul><ul><li>Pickups, minors in pickup beds, previously exempt CVs </li></ul>
  • 27.  
  • 28. NEXT BLITZ February 8 – 21 (Monday thru Sunday) Truck Belts & Boosters
  • 29. TV PSA For Next Blitz “Buckle Up in Your Truck”
  • 30. Continuing in 2010 <ul><li>$$$ for CPS training expense </li></ul><ul><li>$$$ for Equipment & Supplies: Alternative Sentencing or CS Fitting Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Car seats for low-income families </li></ul>
  • 31. Natl CPS Technician Training for Law Enforcement <ul><li>April 20th - 21st, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>ACTS Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Beaverton </li></ul>
  • 32. NEW IN 2010 <ul><li>- Can use up to 30% grant for educational activities OT </li></ul><ul><li>SB579 extends child restraint laws to “premises open to the public” </li></ul>
  • 33. 2011 Ford Explorer inflatable belt ( rear seating only)
  • 34. Thank you Oregon traffic officers!

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