Eugene Police plan traffic enforcement operation in Valley River/Delta Highway area

Police intend to target the Valley River/Delta Highway area for traffic violations Tuesday. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. - Police intend to target the Valley River/Delta Highway area for traffic violations Tuesday.

The operation will take place at various times throughout the day.

"Due to the high volume of traffic in the Valley River/Delta Highway area this holiday season, the traffic enforcement unit will be in the area focusing on unsafe road behavior," Eugene Police said in a statement. "In addition to the standard traffic violations, TEU officers will be watching for excessive speed, traffic signal violations, aggressive driving, distracted driving and other traffic violations. These violations contribute to a high frequency and severity of crashes."

Police also cautioned drivers about the shift to freezing temperatures. Oregon State Police responded to two crashes at the same spot within one minute of one another Monday morning. Troopers said freezing fog contributed to the crashes.

"We would like to remind the public that winter weather elements have been present on the roadways, which include wet pavement, gravel and leaves," Eugene Police said Monday. "These conditions can contribute to limited traction and braking ability for vehicles. During this time of year, the evening commute is now after sunset for most drivers, and further reduces the ability to see other vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians."

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