Funded by Special Targeted Speed Enforcement Oregon Impact Grant
Through the month of September, the Eugene Police Traffic Safety Unit will be out enforcing speed on freeways where they have noted significant speeds, as well as some of the more heavily traveled surface streets.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost a third of traffic fatalities are speed related. Even with advancements in vehicle safety and passenger protect, people are not safe from the dangers of speeding.
The funds from this grant allow for overtime funding for a period of intensive, high-visibility enforcement.
This traffic safety message and operation supports the City of Eugene Vision Zero goal. Vision Zero is an approach to transportation safety that aims to eliminate deaths and life-changing injuries caused by traffic crashes.