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Prineville police report Seat Belt Blitz enforcement results

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During the Feb. 3-16 Seat Belt Blitz, the Prineville Police Department conducted 38 traffic stops, assisted with a traffic crash on NE 3rd  Street and responded to a burglary alarm on NW Deer Street. 

Officers issued six citations for seat belt violations, three citations for driving without insurance, 12 warnings for speeding, five warnings for seat belt violations, 10 warning for equipment violations and 12 warnings for other traffic violations. 

This enhanced enforcement is provided through overtime funding from the Oregon Department of Transportation and the USDOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Prineville Police Department encourage everyone to wear their seat belt, even for short distances, and to drive safely!

Community / Prineville

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  1. Can someone at the Prineville Police Department explain this to the citizens…

    “six citations for seat belt violations, three citations for driving without insurance, 12 warnings for speeding”

    You wrote up 9 people for violations that would only hurt the individual driver… seat belts and insurance- but for speeding- an act that can affect not only the driver- the passengers- and the public at large- 12 warnings !

    I would think this would be reversed- that our local police are employed to “protect the public”- not the individual from themselves !

    Go ahead Prineville- the floor is yours !

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