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Gresham PD announces stepped up ‘Safe Routes to School’ enforcement

It’s always good to see local law enforcement agencies devote more time and attention to dangerous driving — especially around schools. Check out the press release below from Gresham PD to see what they’re up to… Operation Safe Routes Helps Kids Get to School Safely Speeders and inattentive drivers beware! Gresham Police Department’s traffic division … Read more

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Police plan crosswalk enforcement mission near Parklane Elementary

Here’s the news on the latest crosswalk enforcement action planned by PBOT/PPB; Crosswalk enforcement planned Sept. 25th on SE 148th Avenue and Main Street (September 18, 2013) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Police Bureau advise the traveling public that a crosswalk enforcement action is scheduled for September 25th near the Parklane Elementary … Read more

Driving dangerously: Police issue over 1,100 citations in back-to-school mission

School’s back in session and for some folks the reminder came in the form of a traffic citation.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) During a two-week period that coincided with the start of the school year, the Portland Police Bureau issued well over 1,100 citations to people who violated traffic laws in school zones. According to PPB … Read more

Stop! Police will target Ladd Circle stop sign violators today

A stop sign at Ladd Circle.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) The Portland Police Bureau is all set to do a targeted enforcement mission at Ladd Circle today. The action comes after they received complaints from area residents about people rolling through the stop signs. As regular readers of this site know, this issue has plagued road … Read more

Police ticketing riders for not following signs near SE construction zone

Navigate poorly and you could wind up with a $260 ticket.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) On Tuesday, the Portland Bureau of Transportation proudly boasted about their traffic law enforcement crackdown around the light rail construction zone in inner southeast Portland. They issued 316 citations, 104 warnings, and arrested four people in just over two weeks of … Read more

PBOT, Police stepping up enforcement of traffic laws

To improve safety, the police are on high alert.(Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Last week we told you that Portland Mayor Charlie Hales was rolling up his sleeves to improve road safety. Today he and Commissioner Steve Novick teamed up with the Portland Police Bureau to launch a key component of that effort. Hales and Novick … Read more

Careless driving to blame for death of woman in SE Division crosswalk

The bus operator was in this lane prior to collision. The Portland Police Bureau have given the driver of a school bus two citations for her role in a collision that killed a 43-year-old woman who was walking across a southeast Portland street. Renee Bates was walking on SE Division with her husband Shawn Bates … Read more

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Police send message with 80 citations to drivers near major road closure

The Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division has sent a clear message to people how are driving fast and dangerously around the closure of SE Cesar Chavez Blvd: slow down and follow the laws. A statement issued by the transportation bureau this morning says they’ve written 80 citations so far in a “stepped-up” enforcement effort aimed … Read more