Sheriff’s Office Traffic Grant – Update 

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), in association with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), awarded the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office grant funds for traffic safety during 2019-2020 totaling $21,500. The grants are being used to increase traffic enforcement with focused patrols for Distracted Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), Occupant Protection (Safety Belts), Pedestrian Safety and Speed Enforcement during the below specified events.

Distracted Driving Grant Amount = $5,000

• High Visibility Enforcement Now – 9/30/2020


• National Distracted Driving Awareness Month 4/2020 – SCHEDULED

DUII High Visibility Enforcement Events Grant Amount = $5,000

• High Visibility Enforcement Now – 9/30/2020 • Thanksgiving 11/27 – 12/1/2019 • Christmas 2019 / New Year’s 2020 12/13 – 1/2/2020

• Super Bowl 2/2/2020 – SCHEDULED

• Labor Day 8/16 – 9/3/2020 – SCHEDULED

Occupant Protection (Safety Belt) Blitz Periods Grant Amount = $5,500

• High Visibility Enforcement Now – 9/30/2020 • Thanksgiving – Click It or Ticket 11/27 – 12/1/2019

• Blitz #1 2/3 – 2/16/2020 – SCHEDULED • Blitz #2 Click It or Ticket 5/18 – 5/31/2020 – SCHEDULED • Blitz #3 8/24 – 9/6/2020 – SCHEDULED

Pedestrian Safety Grant Amount = $2,000

• High Visibility Enforcement Now – 9/30/2020

Speed Enforcement Grant Amount = $4,000

• High Visibility Enforcement Now – 9/30/2020

Super Bowl and Safety Belt Blitz #1

This Super Bowl deputies worked six hours of post-game High Visibility Enforcement. This enforcement resulted in multiple traffic stops with one citation issued and six warnings. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office thanks everyone for a safe night and the choices made to ensure Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.

Safety Belt Blitz #1

The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the Occupant Protection period from February 3rd through February 16th. Deputies will be focusing on all aspects of safety belt usage; day & night.

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