Friday, February 04, 2011

Beware the Bear.

Register Guard.M

If you drive in Oregon in the next couple of weeks beware.  Thanks to largess of the federal government Oregon will put more officers on the road to encourage traffic safety.

The Eugene Police Department is among the agencies that will participate in the statewide effort. Its officers plan to focus on enforcing speed and safety belt laws.

Eugene police say officers also will keep their eyes peeled for drivers who use cell phones while behind the wheel as well as those who fail to follow the state’s “move over” law.

That law requires motorists to change lanes whenever they encounter an emergency vehicle or roadside assistance vehicle stopped alongside the road with its emergency lights flashing. Drivers who cannot safely move over must slow to at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit.

The increased patrols are scheduled to begin Monday and continue through Sunday, Feb. 20.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Gee, will that include officers typing on their computers while driving?

Naw.. I did not think so.