ISP 8/21-21 Roadside Safety Check

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced the results of a Roadside Safety Check held during the late evening hours of Saturday August 20, and early morning hours of August 21.  The detail was conducted at Illinois 92 _ Mile West of 34th Street, Moline by ISP District 7 officers.  

    Alcohol is involved in over 40 percent of fatal crashes in Illinois.  Roadside Safety checks are designed to remove alcohol-impaired drivers, however, when other violations are observed such as driving with a suspended or revoked license, operating a vehicle without a valid registration or insurance, or safety belt violations, enforcement action may be taken.  The following citations and written warnings were issued at the safety check:

                        Citations            Warnings

Registration offenses                 0                      2

Driver’s license offenses             2                      1

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol    2                    

Other alcohol/drug arrests             7

TOTAL ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITY         15                      4

    This Roadside Safety Check was 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.

One driving fatality is one too many and Illinois State Police remain committed to Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality.