State Police Begin Memorial Day Enforcement Effort

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Published on May 10 2013 1:49 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

With the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend and the beginning of the summer travel season fast approaching, Illinois State Police District 12 Commander Captain Morrie Fraser has announced District 12’s enforcement strategies for the remainder of the month of May and the upcoming summer months. The goal of each of these enforcement strategies is to reduce the number of fatal traffic crashes on the roadways in District 12. 

Beginning today, and continuing through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Troopers will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” Campaign.  This will be accomplished through the use of Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (O.R.E.P.) and Seatbelt Enforcement Zones (S.B.E.Z.) throughout the District 12 counties. 

In addition, District 12 Troopers will be conducting s.T.E.P. (special Traffic Enforcement Patrols) patrols, which involve a combination of increased enforcement and public information designed to raise the awareness and compliance of all traffic laws. 

Finally, Troopers will be aggressively enforcing the “Fatal Four” traffic violations most associated with fatal traffic crashes:  Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.      

According to Captain Fraser, “We want you to have an enjoyable summer season with family and friends; however, we would ask for your assistance with keeping the highways safe during the upcoming summer months.  Remember, be responsible behind the wheel and follow the speed limit, don’t drink and drive, always wear your seatbelt, limit distractions while driving, and be on the lookout for motorcycles.”