In the month of May 2017, the Toledo Police Department participated in two grant funded safety enforcement operations. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign was funded by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered by Oregon Department of Transportation. The Pedestrian Safety Enforcement Operation was funded by a grant from Oregon Impact.
“Click It or Ticket”
From May 15th, 2017 to May 28th, 2017, the Toledo Police Department participated with other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the “Click it or Ticket Campaign.” The campaign focused on proper safety belt use, compliance of minors not riding in the back of open truck beds, and proper use of child safety seats.
During the “Click it or Ticket It” Campaign, the Toledo Police Department contacted 208 drivers, 77 citations were issued (11 Seat belt, 1 DUII arrest, 13 speeding, 14 DWS, and 38 other violations), and 154 warnings were issued (7 Seat Belt, 4 Distracted Driving, 39 speeding, and 104 other violations). The next Safety Belt Enforcement Operation will be from August 21st, 2017 to May 28th, 2017.
Pedestrian Safety Enforcement
On May 24th, the Toledo Police Department participated in a pedestrian safety enforcement operation at the intersection of Business Highway 20 and Burgess Road. The operation was part of an ongoing effort to improve pedestrian safety within the City of Toledo and focused on motorists who failed to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians. The public was notified of the operation one week in advance and signage was placed in the area to further warn drivers of the operation.
The three hour operation included decoy pedestrians (City of Toledo employees) and resulted in 18 traffic citations (11-Fail to Yield to Pedestrians, 2- Driving while Suspended Violations, 1- Fail to wear Safety Belt, 3-other) and 24 warnings for various traffic violations. The Toledo Police anticipates additional pedestrian safety operations to take place during the summer of 2017.
Information provided by Toledo Police