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
    • 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
  • 4. ODOT Safety Belt Program
    • Overtime Grants
    • Training & Tech Assistance (DPSST & NCPST CEUs)
    • Public Education Materials
    • Media Campaign
    • Legislation
  • 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.
    • Since 1990 adult belt law:
    • Belt use doubled
    • Fatal rate 46%
    • Injury rate 44%
  • 9.  
  • 10. 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% ?
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Why did they die?
    • Total 115 unbelted fatals
      • 76 totally ejected
      • 8 partially ejected
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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)
  • 17.  
  • 18.  
  • 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
    • Dr. fills out form (no CDLS)
    • Transportation Safety ( NOT DMV ) reviews & approves; issues card
    • To verify exemptions, call:
      • Exemption Coordinator 503-986-3590 direct
  • 22.  
  • 23.  
  • 24. Exempt Commercial Vehicles
    • - Taxi drivers
    • - CVs transporting > 15 persons
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. 2010 Program Priorities
    • Booster seat education
    • “ Proper” belt use
    • Pickups, minors in pickup beds, previously exempt CVs
  • 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
    • $$$ for CPS training expense
    • $$$ for Equipment & Supplies: Alternative Sentencing or CS Fitting Stations
    • Car seats for low-income families
  • 31. Natl CPS Technician Training for Law Enforcement
    • April 20th - 21st, 2010
    • ACTS Oregon
    • Beaverton
  • 32. NEW IN 2010
    • - Can use up to 30% grant for educational activities OT
    • SB579 extends child restraint laws to “premises open to the public”
  • 33. 2011 Ford Explorer inflatable belt ( rear seating only)
  • 34. Thank you Oregon traffic officers!