Bend Police officers participated in a speed detail from June 7 to June 20 on the Bend Parkway in an effort to combat speeding and distracted driving.
According to police, the goal of this detail was to reduce speeds, injuries and crashes and remind people of the risks of speeding, distracted driving and other dangerous behaviors.
Throughout the detail, the department often had as many as two officers enforcing speed limits on the Parkway between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and between 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekends, in addition to typical patrol and traffic enforcement.
Over the 14-day speed detail, officers made a total of 290 stops.
Of those stops, 259 citations were given: 250 for speeding, eight for driving while suspended and one other citation.
A total of 68 warnings were issued: 49 for speeding, four for equipment issues and 15 for other infractions. In addition, one person was arrested for an active warrant.
Drivers were cited for speeds ranging from 58 MPH (which is 13 MPH over the speed limit) to 84 MPH (39 MPH over the speed limit).
The most citations given out over a four-hour enforcement period by a single officer was 17, between 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10.
Friday, June 10 was also the day when the most people were stopped and cited – a total of 42 stops took place that day, with 36 citations.
Bend Police may conduct additional speed details throughout the summer on the Parkway and other popular roads in the community.