Roadside Safety Checks Tonight, Next Friday; Ongoing Roving Saturation Patrols

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.”

The Department will commence traffic enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s Independence Day (4th of July) campaign on Friday, June 22, 2012 and will continue doing so through Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Enforcement activities will include numerous “Roving Saturation Patrols”, which will be conducted at various locations throughout the village. Additionally, two “Roadside Safety Checks” will be conducted during the campaign. The first will take place on Friday, June 22, 2012 on Dundee Road near Route 53. The second will be conducted on Friday, June 29, 2012 and will take place on Arlington Heights Road near Interstate 90. All activities will occur after 11:00 PM. 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.

For additional information, please contact Sergeant Michael Shabez of the Arlington Heights Police Department at (847) 368-5421.

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