CLATSOP COUNTY, OR - The Oregon State Police (OSP) is reporting that: OSP will be enhancing patrol efforts in Clatsop County over the weekend of Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13.
The Seaside Volleyball Tournament, Astoria Regatta Celebration, and ongoing Buoy 10 Salmon Fishery will draw a significant number of motorists to the area and the increased traffic volume comes with an increased risk of traffic collisions.
The Oregon State Police will be seeking the public’s assistance in ensuring safe highways for those who are traveling to and from these events, as well as those traveling through the area on other adventures.
OSP's presence will be focused on reducing violations of the "Fatal Five" categories; Speed, Occupant Safety, Lane Usage, Impaired Driving, and Distracted Driving: SOLID. These violations are statistically proven to contribute to serious injury and fatal crashes.
OSP encourages motorists to plan ahead in order to avoid the need to rely on excessive speed, use their mobile devices, or operate their vehicles while impaired in order to get to and from their destinations.