Roadside safety checks planned in October
Illinois State Police District 22 is conducting roadside safety checks in Union County during October.
Plans for the roadside safety checks were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, the commander of District 22.
Alvey said in a news release that roadside safety checks combine a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public.
The Illinois State Police have zero tolerance for impaired driving.
Officers working the roadside safety checks detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license and transporting open alcoholic beverages.
Most importantly, the state police said they will be watching for the following violations:
Driving under the influence, DUI; safety belt and child restraint use; speeding; distracted driving; and all Illinois Vehicle Code and criminal violations.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.
The goal of roadside safety checks is to keep everyone safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road.
The project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.