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WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement
 

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    WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement WELCOME to THREE FLAGS High-visibility traffic enforcement Presentation Transcript

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