Traffic Enforcement For Thanksgiving Holiday With Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)

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 commenced traffic enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s Thanksgiving Day campaign last Friday through Sunday, November 25, 2012. Enforcement activities will include safety belt enforcement zones, as well as numerous impaired driving saturation patrols. Officers working these additional patrols will attempt to identify and cite motorists who choose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using their safety belts, or are committing other traffic-related offenses including but not limited to equipment, registration, driver’s license, and insurance violations.



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