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 Labor Day campaign on Friday, August 19, 2011 and will continue doing so through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. Enforcement activities will include numerous “Roving Saturation Patrols”, which will be conducted at various locations and times throughout the village.
Additionally, three “Roadside Safety Checks” will be conducted during the campaign. The first will take place on the night of Friday, August 19, 2011 on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road near the Interstate 90 interchange.
The second will take place on the night of Saturday, August 26, 2011 and will be located in the area of the 800 block of Elmhurst Road in Elk Grove Village.
The third will take place on September 2, 2011, the Friday night before Labor Day, September 5, 2011. and will be located at the same location as the first road safety check on Arlington Heights Road south of Algonquin Road near the Interstate 90 interchange.
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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