Area Briefs

Seat belt enforcement blitz is this month

From now through Feb. 17, the Lane County Sheriff's Office (LCSO) will participate in the Click it or Ticket campaign focused on seat belt use, child restraints, speed and distracted driving.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading nationwide cause of death for children ages one through 12 years old. In 2016, 1,992 children under twelve were injured in Oregon traffic crashes, 10 percent were reported not using a child restraint system.
It is estimated that car seats may increase crash survival by 71 percent for infants under one . . .