Traffic crackdown starts near the zoo


Don't say they didn't warn you.

The Portland Police Bureau's traffic division plans to start cracking down on dangerous drivers this weekend with increased patrols on Portland's streets and highways.

With help from an Oregon Department of Transportation grant, the bureau said it would conduct "saturation patrols" to cite drivers who speed, illegally change lanes, drive aggressively or follow other drivers too closely.

Traffic officers said they would start Saturday by targeting Highway 26 near the Oregon Zoo and continue throughout the summer at various locations.