MAT traffic enforcement blitz to target Sisters-area
Dec 11,2007 00:00
The Central Oregon Multi Agency Traffic Team (MAT) will be out in force tomorrow patrolling highways in the Sisters area, police announced.
According to Bend Police Sgt. Kurt Koester, officers with Bend and Redmond Police, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies, and Oregon State Police troopers will be looking for various traffic violations including speeding, disobeying traffic control devices, following too closely, and failing to maintain a safe distance from emergency vehicles.
The MAT team's high-visibility saturated enforcement will run roughly from noon to 5 p.m. on December 12, Koester said.
The MAT Team was created to increase public awareness about the hazards of aggressive driving, and the dangers associated with violations of traffic laws related to public safety. “Area law enforcement agencies are trying to increase safety and prevent motor vehicle crashes which far too often result in death, personal injury, and property damage,” said the sergeant.