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Traffic Officer
Traffic Officer
Click It or Ticket Seatbelt Event Begins (Photo) - 11/16/20

Starting today, November 16, 2020, officers of the Portland Police Bureau will be joining forces with law enforcement agencies nationwide for a Border to Border law enforcement event to kick off the annual CLICK IT OR TICKET seat belt campaign, which runs through November 29th.

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018 there were 9778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States.

In Oregon, with few exceptions, operators and passengers in vehicles are required to properly use the lap and shoulder belts installed by the vehicle manufacturer. Safety belt and restraint systems are even more important for young and small children when riding in a vehicle as they will not properly fit into the typical manufacturer safety belt system. The penalty for a seat belt violation can be as much as $120 per occurrence.

If you know someone who doesn't wear a seatbelt when in a vehicle, encourage them to buckle up. You could be reducing their injury or saving their life.

Seat belts save lives, and everyone--front seat and back, child and adult--needs to remember to buckle up--every trip, every time.

To find more information and provide feedback regarding the national CLICK IT OR TICKET program, please visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration here: www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.

If you would like to review Oregon's Safety Belt Law, it's Oregon Revised Statute 811.210: https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/811.210

Questions regarding the Portland Police Bureau's upcoming safety belt effort may be directed to ppbpio@portlandoregon.gov

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