Eugene Police Hold Traffic Stings

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department will hold its second traffic sting in a couple of weeks to remind drivers to stay off their cell phones and to drive the speed limit. Police handed out dozens of citations Wednesday during their first undercover operation, near Valley River Center, including 45 tickets for cell phone … Continue reading »

Police Look for Seat Belt Violations

EUGENE, Ore. — Drivers, get ready to buckle up if you don’t already do so. 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 … Continue reading »

Local Police Promote Traffic Safety

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police are gearing up for their annual traffic safety campaign. The statewide program called Three Flags looks to reduce the number of deaths from car crashes. Police say there are three major factors that contribute to crash injures: not wearing a seatbelt, speeding and impaired driving. In 2012, police say there … Continue reading »

Man Dies in ATV Accident

MYRTLE POINT, Ore. — The Coos County Sheriff’s Office says a man died Saturday after he was pinned down by an ATV early that morning. Investigators think 33-year-old Daniel B. Farmer, of Myrtle Point, may have over-corrected, causing the ATV to overturn. They say it doesn’t appear a seat belt was used. Farmer was pronounced … Continue reading »

Local Police Focus on Safe Driving

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department plans to crack down on unsafe driving for the next two weeks. Officers are focusing on drivers who are speeding or impaired or those without their seat belt on. EPD says some areas could have double or triple the usual coverage to get those issues in check. It … Continue reading »