SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEES UPTICK IN MOTORISTS SPEEDING WHILE AVOIDING CONSTRUCTION
Date: 5/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
Posted: Sheriff's Office
News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: May 13th, 2016 9:23 AM
The Sheriff's Office Traffic Safety Team regularly partakes in adding extra patrols to our roadways largely in part to grants made possible by the Oregon State Sheriff's Association and the Oregon Department of Transportation. As a part of these operations our Deputies listen to our residents and review crash statistics to best determine where their patrols our needed.
Wrapping up our Cinco De Mayo DUII patrols, we are now launching into a seatbelt operation from May 16th through May 29th, additionally we will be adding DUII patrols over the Memorial Day weekend. A trend Deputies have noticed is motorists using our rural roads to avoid construction projects.
The Keubler Road project is driving motorists to use Hylo Road South, a rural county road with steep hills and multiple blind spots. In the last month our Deputies have issued 39 citations for speeding from 60 to 73 mph in the posted 45 mph zone. The Sheriff's Office understands a motorist who wants to get home after a hard day's work, but we are asking you to please slow down and observe the 45 mph limit set for this roadway. The Sheriff's Office wants to see all of our residents and visitors have a safe and happy holiday weekend.
Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
Public Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow