Beginning Monday, May 23rd, 2022, motorists can expect to see increased patrols on Marion County roadways as our Traffic Safety Team joins police agencies from throughout Oregon as they participate in the Click It or Ticket campaign. The increased patrols will be focused on safety belt and child seat laws and will run through Sunday, June 5th, 2022. Funding for these additional patrols are made possible through the use of federal grant dollars made available to law enforcement agencies throughout Oregon.
Face the Facts
- The national seat belt use rate in 2020 was 90.3%, which is good — but we can do better. The other 9.7% still need to be reminded that seat belts save lives.
- Among young adults 18 to 34 killed in passenger vehicle crashes in 2020, more than half (60%) were completely unrestrained — one of the highest percentages for all age groups.
- Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2020, 67% of the 23,824 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do — 55% of men killed in crashes were unrestrained, compared to 43% of women killed in crashes.
“Tragically, multiple families throughout Oregon will suffer the loss of a loved one which could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt. Our Traffic Safety Team is committed to promoting traffic safety by educating our community members about the importance of safe driving habits.” – Sgt. Mark Ferron, Traffic Safety Team Supervisor and Crash Reconstructionist
For help selecting or installing child car seats, consult the seat manufacturer’s instructions, your vehicle owner’s manual, or visit a local child seat fitting station listed at: