Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results in 88 Seatbelt And Child Restraint Violations In Arlington Heights


The Arlington Heights Police Department recently completed enforcement activities relating to IDOT’s designated Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Campaign. The campaign began November 18, 2013 and ended December 1, 2013. During the campaign, one roadside safety checkpoint was conducted, along with several seatbelt enforcement zones. The primary focus was to identify and apprehend motorists who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, without using their safety belts, or were committing licensing, equipment or other miscellaneous Illinois Vehicle Code traffic violations.

Enforcement activities resulted in the following cumulative arrests and citations:

1 = Driving While License Suspended
1 = Unlicensed Driving
2 = Speeding
3 = No Insurance

88 = Safety Belt Usage / Child Restraint
28 = Registration-related
30 = Equipment-related
30 = Other Miscellaneous Traffic Violations

The Arlington Heights Police Department is committed to traffic safety and will continue to be an active participant in IDOT’s grant program by participating in the upcoming “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” holiday enforcement campaigns for the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays.

FILE VIDEO from roadside safety checkpoint on June 30, 2013.

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