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

Click It or Ticket

From May 18th through May 31st, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office completed thirty-nine (39) hours of High Visibility Enforcement patrols during the national Click It or Ticket campaign. The patrols culminated with sixty-six (66) traffic stops totaling forty-three (43) citations, sixty-one (61) warnings and three (3) arrests.