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EPD Finishes Traffic Stings

EPD Traffic PictureEUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is out with the numbers after wrapping up the last of its traffic stings.

Officers handed out a total of 76 citations near the intersection of 11th Avenue and Bertelsen Road Tuesday, including 29 for cell phone use, 12 for not buckling up, and 13 for driving uninsured, which police say has been a consistent problem at each sting.

They say about 15 percent of the citations were for being uninsured, a risk officers say isn’t worth taking.

“It comes down a lot of times to the insurance companies fighting it out, but if you don’t have any insurance, you just open up the door to a catastrophe. I mean, you could get sued, and these are problems that could follow you throughout the rest of your life,” said Sgt. Jim Ball, Eugene Police Department.

Officers say many of those cited for not having insurance said they just didn’t have their current information with them.

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