February 13, 2018 9:40 a.m.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is continuing with its “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
Sergeant Brad O’Dell says the enforcement campaign began on February 5th and will continue through February 18th. O’Dell says deputies are specifically working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during this portion of the campaign. In addition, deputies are also watching for violations of using a cell phone for driving and for speed.
O’Dell says that in 2015, the use of safety belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives of occupants ages 5 and older. He says the purpose of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign is to increase safety, education, strong laws, and law enforcement officers saving lives.
Funding for the campaign is provided by the Traffic Safety Division of the Oregon Department of Transportation.