Prineville seatbelt safety blitz a success
Feb 20,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

In cooperation with the National Seatbelt Enforcement Blitz held February 11-17, Prineville Police announced today the success of their local agency’s program.  During the week, seatbelt compliance increased six percent, from 92 to 98 percent.

A total of 33 seatbelt citations were issued during 60 traffic stops, said Chief Eric Bush, with verbal warnings issued for a number of other violations.

During the Blitz, Bush said the department found “good” compliance with child-safety seat and booster seat usage among the community. 

Officers concentrated primarily on enforcing seatbelt violations, child-safety seat and booster seat enforcement, Bush reported.