Motor Vehicle Safety Blitz

Deschutes County, Ore. – The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is increasing traffic patrols during daylight hours for the purpose of enforcing seatbelt, child restraint, texting while driving and speed violations, for the period of February 16, 2017 through February 19, 2017.

Deputies will be enforcing other traffic violations as well including Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. These patrols will include the use of unmarked Sheriff’s Office vehicles.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office encourages all drivers and passengers to make a conscious effort to use their seatbelt at all times while traveling in a motor vehicle.

Texting later while not operating a motor vehicle and driving the posted speed on the roadways traveled is also encouraged.

All drivers should drink responsibly. If drivers intend to drink, plan ahead and use a designated driver or public transportation such as a cab or the local bus system.