Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Traffic Safety Patrols for Labor Day. Texting and speed targeted.



The Oregon State Sheriff’s Association, through the Oregon Department of Transportation, awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office grant funds for traffic safety during 2017-18 totaling $8,500. The grant is being used to increase traffic enforcement with focused patrols for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) and Safety Belt violations during the below specified events.

This Labor Day, RIDE sober or get pulled over!

As the Labor Day holiday marks the official end of summer, people around the country will celebrate one more pool party, backyard barbecue, or community get-together. For the sake of your safety—and everyone else’s—it’s essential that motorcyclists (and all motorists) practice safe travel habits. Perhaps the most important safety habit is sober riding. This Labor Day, and every day, remember: Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over. Operating a motorcycle requires an enhanced level of focus, coordination, and balance. Compromising your skills by drinking alcohol and riding can be a deadly decision—one that puts not only yourself at risk, but the lives of other road users as well. If you plan on drinking at all, leave your motorcycle out of your plans.

Drunk Driving Comes at a Cost Drunk driving can cost your life, and it can also cost financially. You could face jail time. Additionally, the cost of a DUII can reach $10,000. Don’t risk it.

Labor Day Blitz: 8/20-9/2/2018 – SCHEDULED Emphasis: Child Seats / Fitting Station Referrals, Texting and Speed




  • Why is it that law enforcement is going to be more diligent in stopping people who are texting or using their cell phones when driving as part of a crack down during the coming weeks when people haven’t stopped doing any of those things since the law was enacted in the first place? Will having additional patrols change that? Will police stop the offenders and site them? 2 police any any given day could watch at Homedale and 6th street and write several people up a day. They’d have to be in plain clothes cause being in a police car is a five away. Think about it…

    • Ira… our understanding is they don’t have the budget to concentrate on traffic enforcement. There are so many calls for service that is generally all they have time for. The grants help with putting extra deputies on the road usually in an overtime status. I agree though we need way more traffic enforcement around here. I see people speeding and texting all the time.

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