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Palatine Police Increase Holiday Traffic Enforcement

The Palatine Police Department plans to saturate the roads Dec. 20 through Jan. 5, for a holiday traffic campaign. A roadside safety check will also be set up in area of Algonquin and Roselle roads Friday night into Saturday morning.

Palatine Police advise motorists to "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Credit: Patch file
Palatine Police advise motorists to "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Credit: Patch file
The Palatine Police Department is dedicated to keeping our roadways safe through proactive traffic enforcement measures. With the assistance of grant funding provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), we will be participating in the Christmas/New Years Holiday Traffic Safety Campaign.

From Dec. 20 to Jan. 5, 2014, the Palatine Police Department will be saturating the roadways with extra officers looking for impaired driving and occupant protection violations. These are found to be the greatest contributing factors in serious injury and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

In addition, this IDOT grant funding will allow the Palatine Police Department to conduct a Roadside Safety Check from the late evening hours of Dec. 20 through the early morning hours of Dec. 21 in the area of Algonquin and Roselle roads.

This is among Palatine’s highest traffic crash locations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest time on Illinois roads.

This timeframe also has the lowest occupant restraint use involving motor vehicle fatalities. Should you be a witness to erratic or impaired driving, please call 9-1-1. Let’s all work together to make our roadways safe this holiday season!

Submitted by the Palatine Police Department

Read more on Patch:
Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Nets 2 DUI Arrests, 62 Seat Belt Violations
Dave Zawislak December 18, 2013 at 04:02 PM
looking for occupant protection violations = snooping in your car.

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