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The agency’s Traffic Enforcement Section is tasked with enforcing the state’s Uniform Traffic laws on the streets of unincorporated Orange County.  As you would expect… this is a very, very busy unit.  

While Harley Davidson Motorcycles are the vehicles of choice for deputies assigned to the squad and are what most citizens associate with the Traffic Unit, members of the section, especially deputies assigned to the Evening Traffic Enforcement/DUI Squad regularly, patrol in marked and unmarked patrol cars.
The Traffic Unit regularly conducts traffic enforcement details on county roadways with an inordinate number of traffic accidents or responds to citizen’s complaints on speeders in their neighborhoods.  Deputies assigned to the Traffic Unit area also called upon to work school zones and assist with dangerous school crossings when no crossing guard is available.  

And they regularly conduct special holiday traffic safety and DUI details throughout the year.  Their primary mission is to keep the county’s highways as safe as possible.

OCSO Motorcycle Detail Writing Traffic Citations
Two Orange County Sheriff's Deputies on Motorcyclists

In addition to their traffic enforcement duties members of the section also provide security escorts for visiting dignitaries, conduct funeral escorts, and participate in community relations and educational events. 

During 2016 over 30, 436 Uniform Traffic Citations were issued during approximately 1,615 traffic stops.

In addition members of the squad worked patrols in designated areas in support of the agency wide violent crime initiatives.

OCSO Traffic Enforcement Efforts for 2016

• 13,871 speeding citations

• 1,242 aggressive driving citations

• 4,530 school zone citations

• 3,348 seat belt citations

• 8,053 non-moving violation citations

• 3,914 moving violation citations

• 8,987 man-hours on 6,174 citizen traffic complaints

• 3,189 man-hours working school zones

• 2,328 man-hours attending court

• 557 man-hours working funeral escorts

• 4,442 man-hours spent working Dignitary/VIP escorts

• 7,950 service training hours