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Speed change in Gearhart draws warnings

Warning phase coming to end on Gearhart Loop

By Eve Marx

For Seaside Signal

Published on March 12, 2018 10:26AM

Last changed on March 15, 2018 12:36PM

Warning flags posted on Gearhart Lane after a posted speed reduction. Forty-nine warnings have been issued.

R.J. Marx/Seaside Signal

Warning flags posted on Gearhart Lane after a posted speed reduction. Forty-nine warnings have been issued.


After a speed reduction from 35 mph to 25 mph on Gearhart Loop Road, a warning period is coming to an end. The reduction went into place Feb. 6.

As of March 1, 49 warnings for speed and other minor infractions have been issued, Chief Jeff Bowman said in his monthly report to City Council. Two speeding citations were also issued. According to Bowman, most of the drivers stopped were unaware at the time that the speed limit has been lowered and many said they never saw the large 25 mph sign with three orange flags.


Monthly report


In his report, Bowman listed one case of auto theft, 18 disturbances, one case of vandalism, one theft in the second degree and one hit-and-run motor vehicle accident. Gearhart police issued tickets for 10 traffic infractions; responded to one case of vandalism; one animal-related incident; and issued 100 warnings for traffic infractions.

Bowman reported three custody arrests involving adults and 53 incidents of assistance rendered. Seven security alarms were set off, possibly in error. Police conducted 476 security checks.

There were three property traffic accidents. No injuries from traffic accidents were reported.



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