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EPD Cracks Down on Violators

EPD VRC ENFORCEMENTEUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is cracking down on road violations.

On Wednesday, officers shifted their focus around Valley River Center. An undercover officer was stationed at the corner of Valley River Drive and Valley River Way looking for violators.

Police say the most common violations they saw are drivers on cell phones, not using turn signals, and speeding.

The sting started at 9 a.m. and within three hours officers handed out nearly 30 tickets.

Residents say they support EPD’s efforts because safety is a priority.

“I do think it’s a good idea. I don’t see why it would hurt. People need to obey the laws. People need to pay attention. They’re on their phones when they shouldn’t be anyway. There are kids around. It gets busy during certain times. They need to be paying attention whether you’re in the mall parking lot, at the stop sign, or at the busy four way intersection,” said Eugene resident Emily Wood.

VRC is one of five areas EPD says it’s concentrating on. Click here for a full list of locations it is focusing on.

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  1. Bill says:

    This is a great idea. I sure would like to see this on the road also (freeway) 126 Hwy

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