Arlington Heights Traffic Enforcement Activities Begin June 17 through July 4

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 “You Drink & Drive. You Lose.”

The Department will commence traffic enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s Independence Day campaign on Friday, June 17, 2011 and will continue doing so through Independence Day, July 4, 2011. Enforcement activities will include numerous “Roving Saturation Patrols”, which will be conducted at various locations and times throughout the village. Additionally, two “Roadside Safety Checks” will be conducted during the campaign. The first will take place on the night of Friday, June 24, 2011 and will be located on Dundee Road east of Route 53. The second will take place on the night of Saturday, June 25, 2011 and will be located on Arlington Heights Road north of Interstate 90. 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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