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Increased Holiday Enforcement Efforts Kick Off in Southern Oregon
Sergeant Tanya Henderson
Oregon State Police - Central Point
(541) 776-6114

Thanksgiving holiday weekend enforcement efforts started Wednesday afternoon along Interstate 5 in southern Oregon when Oregon State Police (OSP), Jackson County Sheriff's Office and Medford Police Department teamed together to give travelers an early message to slow down and be alert. Oregon law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement efforts over a 102-hour holiday period as part of a national campaign to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on our highways.
On Wednesday, November 23, 2011 between 12 noon and 3:00 p.m. eleven officers from the three agencies increased enforcement efforts along a 45-mile stretch of Interstate 5 north of the Oregon / California border. During the three-hour period:
  • 69 vehicles were stopped for traffic violations
  • 50 citations for speed violations were issued, of which 25 citations were for speeds 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit
  • 8 citations were issued for other traffic violations
  • 16 warning issued for speed violations
  • 12 warnings issued for other traffic violations
  • 5 disabled motorists assisted
No traffic crashes were reported on this stretch of Interstate 5 during the increased enforcement period.
Starting at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 23, enforcement efforts are increasing on several roads targeting intoxicated and other dangerous drivers, as well as unrestrained vehicle occupants. The increased enforcement efforts will conclude at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 27.
More information and travel safety tips released earlier this week are available on the OSP website.