Starting August 1, when a motorist is stopped by a Eugene Police officer for some violations regarding equipment, vehicle registration, and drivers’ licenses, they may be eligible for a new City of Eugene Vehicle Compliance program, often referred to as a ‘fix it ticket.”
When a motorist drives a vehicle that is not in compliance with the law or there is a failure to maintain updated DMV information, it is common to get a Uniform Traffic Citation if stopped by an officer. If convicted, that infraction goes on that person’s driving history. Under the new program, motorists will be able to correct deficiencies listed in the program, thereby ensuring they are in compliance with the law, with a vehicle safe to drive, and avoiding a conviction on their to their driving record. This program also reduces the load on Municipal Court.
When a motorist is stopped by an EPD officer for violations regarding equipment, vehicle registration, and drivers’ licenses that are eligible for the program, the officer will let the motorist know about the program and provide a brochure along with the citation. The motorist must then fix or resolve the violation prior to their court date by:
1. Completing the Vehicle Compliance form, bringing the citation to EPD Headquarters (300 Country Club Road) during the allotted hours, currently Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., so that an officer can view the fixed violation and sign the form, and then
2. Going to the Eugene Municipal Court (1102 Lincoln Street) with the completed vehicle compliance form and citation, and pay a $50 administrative fee. Office hours for Municipal Court are 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.