Schaumburg Police/IDOT Grant Memorial Day Enforcement Program Underway


Illinois Department of Transportation Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP)
During the period of May 10, 2013 through May 27, 2013, the Schaumburg Police Department will be conducting the Memorial Day enforcement campaign of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). This project will be running in conjunction with the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Officers will be assigned to various areas where they will be enforcing violations of occupant restraint laws. The areas chosen have been found to meet at least one of three criteria: high accident rate, low passenger restraint usage, and/or high speed location.

This campaign will consist of nine enforcement dates. Officers will be hired back on an overtime basis so this will not interfere with normal police operations. Although the officers are mainly enforcing occupant restraint violations, they will be using a zero-tolerance for all traffic violations they observe during these selective enforcement projects.

Through participation in this grant, our goal is to reduce traffic crash injuries and fatalities by concentrating efforts on occupant restraint violations, speeding violations and impaired driving.

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