February 22 2019
There has been a recent legislative change to child safety seat laws. Oregon's previous law only required children to be rear-facing until age 1 or until they weighed twenty pounds. Now, after Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3404 into law on May 25, they will be required to stay facing the back of the vehicle until age two as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach two years of age unless the child turned age one prior to May 26, 2017. Children over forty pounds or who have reached the upper weight limit for their forward-facing car seat must use boosters to 4'9" tall or age eight and the adult belt fits correctly."
Also, as the summer approaches, the Fairview Police Department will be conducting DUII enforcement patrols to arrest persons driving under the influence. This was made possible by a grant through Oregon Impact.
Oregon Impact provides educational experiences to end impaired and distracted driving. With an emphasis on teen drivers and those that ride with them, Oregon Impact works with middle school, high schools and colleges in Oregon and SW Washington, and attends multiple community events each year to open conversations and encourage good choices.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone's life, and inaction could cost a life.