Illinois State Police May 27, 2011 s.T.E.P. Report

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

East Moline, IL - The Illinois State Police District 7 announced today enforcement figures for the recent s.T.E.P. (special Traffic Enforcement Patrols) conducted in Rock Island County May 27, 2011.

    Enforcement figures totaled 39 and 8 written warnings, including 34 arrests for speeding. There were 2 citations issued for failure to wear a safety belt.  Slowing down, observing the speed limit saves lives and helps fuel economy.  In addition, safety belts are the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save over 15,000 lives each year.  The s.T.E.P. program involves a combination of increased enforcement and community education designed to raise public awareness and compliance with all traffic laws.  A special emphasis was placed on speeding, failure to wear a safety belt, DUI, and other alcohol-related offenses in areas that experience the highest level of traffic problems.

s.T.E.P. is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.