Starting Monday, Feb. 10, local law enforcement agencies will be out in full force looking for drivers not wearing seat belts.
It’s part of the statewide traffic safety campaign called Three Flags. It aims to raise awareness of laws regarding the three most prevalent factors contributing to traffic crash injuries. They are: seat belt use, speed and impaired drivers.
According to ODOT, people who don’t buckle up are twice as likely as belted occupants to die in an accident.
The minimum fine for failing to use a seat belt in Oregon is $110. The campaign runs through Feb. 23.