Now through July 4, the Palatine Police Department will be cracking down on drunk drivers and those not wearing seatbelts.
With grant funding provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Palatine police are participating in the Fourth of July Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown, by saturating the roadways with officers focusing on impaired drivers, occupant protection and speeding. These are found to be the greatest contributing factors in serious injury and fatal motor vehicle crashes throughout Illinois, the news release states.
In addition to saturation patrols, the Palatine Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Check on Friday, June 22 at night. The Roadside Safety Check will take place in the area of Algonquin and Roselle roads, starting in the late evening and going through the early morning hours.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest on Illinois roads. This timeframe also has the lowest occupant restraint use involving motor vehicle fatalities.