Saturday, December 22, 2012
Fatalities on state highways increase this year and agencies remind drivers to be safe.
Traffic fatalities on Illinois roads have been increasing this year, the figure so far is 937. And that has prompted the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway system to remind drivers to be safe, as millions of motorists hit the road for the holidays. The Illinois Tollway alone expects 15.7 million vehicles on the tollway system during the Christmas and New Year holidays, through Jan. 2. From 2009-2011, traffic fatalities were under 1,000, said Josh Kauffman, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) spokesman, and are the lowest figures since 1921. But the 813 fatalities already this year, figures could go beyond 1,000 based on the number of deaths that normally occur over the holiday period. There are a …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns will again be in effect for the holidays, in addition to roadside safety checks now through January 1.
Palatine Police will again be working to keep the roads safe as holiday celebrations commence from Christmas to New Year's Eve during the holiday enforcement campaign. Through grant assistance from the Illinois Departmentof Transportation, Palatine police will be conducting saturation patrols as they have during past major holiday periods. Both the “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns will be in full-effect, and now through January 1, 2013, police officers will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, safety belt and speeding violations. Studies show that the above factors cause the majority of serious injuries and fatal car crashes, according to a Palatine Police press release. "The Palatine Police …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign partnership between Palatine Police and IDOT netted dozens of tickets and five DUI arrests between November 12-25.
There were 98 tickets issued for various violations and five DUI arrests were made during the Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Campaign by Palatine Police. In partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), police enforced “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” between November 12-25. Similar campaigns are held around July 4, Labor Day and Christmas. A traffic safety grant awarded by IDOT enabled police to increase patrols during that time period to ensure residents driving on Palatine roads were kept safe during holiday celebrations. During major holiday periods, police regularly step up patrols. Below is the breakdown of tickets and arrests: As part of the campaign, Safety Belt Enfocement Zones …
Monday, November 19, 2012
"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click it or Ticket" campaigns will be implemented now through November 25. Saturation patrols will be out on the roads to look for impaired drivers, speeders and those not adhering to safety restraint laws.
The Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to increase safety on the streets through the Thanksgiving holiday period. Now through November 25, residents should expect to see more uniformed officers on the streets to keep the roadways as safe as possible. Statistics police point to show that between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., the most serious traffic accidents, which involve driving under the influence, speeding and failure to buckle up, are documented historically. The increased patrols are funded by grants from IDOT. In addition to an increased presence, Safety Belt Enforcement Zones throughout the village will also be held. Palatine police ask anyone who witnesses unsafe or erratic …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
To crackdown on impaired and reckless drivers this Labor Day Weekend, the Palatine Police Department plans to boost patrols and conduct a safety check.
In an effort to keep roadways safe, the Palatine Police Department plans increase patrol and get more aggressive Labor Day weekend. From Aug. 17 through Sept. 3, the Palatine Police Department is will participate in the Labor Day Holiday Traffic Safety Crackdown. With grant money from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the police department will be out in full force. Officers will saturate the streets of Palatine, on the lookout for people who drive impaired, recklessly, and/or fail to wear safety belts. According to the Palatine Police Department, those are greatest contributing factors in serious injury and fatal motor vehicle crashes throughout Illinois. In addition to saturation patrols, to kick-off the campaign the Palatine …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Palatine Police department will be using saturation patrols through the 4th of July holiday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Palatine Police Department is planning a roadside safety check Friday, June 17 near Algonquin and Roselle Roads. The safety check will begin in the early evening hours and continue through the early morning hours of Saturday, June 18. The safety check is part of the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Click it or Ticket" campaign. Palatine has received grant funding from the state to participate in the 4th of July Holiday Safety Traffic Crackdown. The department will saturate roadways focusing on impaired drivers, occupant protection and speeding, according to a press release from the department. The increase in patrols will continue through the 4th of July holiday.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Palatine Police Department is planning to increase patrols to promote safe driving during the Memorial Day holiday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Palatine Police Department will use saturation patrols to encourage safe driving during the Memorial Day holiday. Palatine is participating in the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Click It or Ticket" campaign and will use grant funding to step up patrols during IDOT's Memorial Day Holiday Traffic Campaign. A press release from the department states that officers will be "out on our roadways strictly enforcing traffic violations relating to safety restraint, speeding, and motorists driving under the influence of alcohol throughout the Memorial Day Holiday." The department will use uniformed officers in saturation patrols and will also initiate seat-belt enforcement zones throughout Palatine between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.