The Arlington Heights Police Department is conducting traffic enforcement efforts through a Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) Grant awarded to the Village by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Division of Traffic Safety. The purpose of the grant is to reduce personal injury and fatal traffic accidents through increased traffic enforcement efforts. The grant supplements current law enforcement activities relating to traffic safety over a one-year period for various different enforcement campaigns designated by IDOT. The campaigns coincide with selected holiday periods in which there is a documented increase of traffic-related crashes and injuries. The campaigns rotate the themes of “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
THREE SAFETY CHECKS
Safety Check Friday, August 24, 2012 beginning 11:00 p.m.
in Elk Grove Village
Safety Check Saturday, August 25, 2012 beginning 11:00 pm.
on Dundee Rd east of Route 53
Safety Check Friday, August 31, 2012 beginning 11:00 p.m.
on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road.
The Arlington Heights Department began traffic enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign on August 22, 2012 and will continue doing so through Monday, September 3, 2012. Enforcement activities will include numerous “Roving Saturation Patrols”, which will be conducted at various locations and times throughout the village, and three “Roadside Safety Checks”. The first safety check will take place on Friday, August 24, 2012 and will be a joint effort with the Elk Grove Police Department occurring in Elk Grove. The second safety check will take place on Saturday, August 25, 2012 on Dundee Road east of Route 53. The third safety check will take place on Friday, August 31, 2012 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road. All activities will begin at 11:00 PM. Respective enforcement efforts will include identifying and citing motorists who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using safety belts, and who commit other traffic offenses including but not limited to equipment, registration, driver’s license, and insurance violations.
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