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Police Traffic Enforcement

The goal of the Police Traffic Enforcement Program is to reduce deaths and injuries through support of speed enforcement, traffic safety law enforcement, training and equipment funding. 
 
 

​The goal of the Police Traffic Enforcement Program is to reduce deaths and injuries through support of speed enforcement, traffic safety law enforcement, training and public education.

Speed Enforcement: Overtime enforcement grants to address the issue of speeding drivers.
 
Speed Management: Monitors, analyzes and provides topical expertise regarding Oregon speed laws, legislation and speed issues at the state and local levels. Provides expertise to Oregon law-enforcement and judicial agencies.  
 
Speed Measuring Device Training: Provides training and certification for radar and lidar through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
  
Public Information and Education: Provides media information and public outreach regarding the dangers of speeding.
 
Speed Goal: Reduce deaths and injuries that are speed-related on state/interstate highways, county roads and city streets in Oregon.
 
Photo Red Light and Photo Radar: Are funded and supported directly by each city that operates a photo red light and/or photo radar program. Each city is required to provide a process and outcome evaluation to the Legislative Assembly on the use of this technology in Oregon once each biennium.  

New "Speed Test" Public Service Announcement​

 

This brochure has been distributed to assist in the public education effort as it relates to speeding.

Slow Down: It's the Law - Stock #330541

Verra Mobility Logo - outline map of the US with text that reads 2021's Worst Red-Light Runners

2021's Worst Red-Light Runners


Verra Mobility's release of their 2021's Worst Red-Light Runners video highlights the importance of road safety and the value of automated enforcement. The videos in this year's compilation come from Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina, highlighting how dangerous driving decisions and in-vehicle distractions can have a devastating impact on human life.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, more than a quarter of fatal crashes at signalized intersections are the result of red-light running. That same report indicated nearly one-half of the victims were passengers in the vehicles involved in the crash.

Red-light running, unlawful speeding, and illegally passing school buses all pose a dangerous threat to the safety of all who share America's roadways. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to spread the message that these dangers are present too often, imperiling our communities. The first step to achieving change is education and awareness.

Join us in sharing this video with others to remind them to always stop on red! ​


​Drivers must move over to a non-adjacent lane (or slow down) when approaching the rear of police, fire, and ambulance vehicles, as well as any motor vehicle that is stopped and is displaying required warning lights or hazard lights, or a person is indicating distress by using emergency flares or posting emergency signs.

Most importantly, drivers should be alert. If you can safely move over when approaching a vehicle stopped for an emergency, do so. If you can't, slow down.

Slow down means reducing your speed by at least five miles per hour below the posted speed of the roadway.

The fine for this violation is currently $265.00 ($525.00 if the location is within a safety corridor, school zone or work zone.)

State Law Move Over Sign

 

There's something all of us can do to help keep people safe and free-up congestion on Oregon's roads. If you get in a non-injury crash, just MOVE IT. It's that simple - move your vehicle out of the way so other drivers can safely pass. It's also the law (ORS 811.717).
 
 

Kristin Twenge
Program Manager
503-583-5439

Transportation Safety Office
ODOT-TLC Building, MS 3
4040 Fairview Industrial Drive SE
Salem, OR 97302-1142