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Joliet Police Conduct Roadside Safety Checks from Nov. 2-26, 2018

Post Date:11/02/2018

The Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and crack down on speeding and drunk driving. Special enforcement efforts will include several seatbelt safety zones at various locations throughout the city, a roadside safety checkpoint, and citywide saturation enforcement and speed enforcement. Enforcement begins November 2 and continues through November 26.

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year. More vehicles on the roadways means there is more potential for crashes and more fatalities.

Chief Al Roechner reminds driver’s to not drink and drive. “So many family tragedies can be easily avoided by wearing seat belts, having a designated driver, getting a ride, or by calling for a taxi or ride-sharing service.”

Officers assigned to these details will be checking for occupant restraint violations, child restraint violations, DUI violations, speeding violations, and other violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

This enforcement campaign is possible through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. The campaign will help to deter drunk driving, increase the use of seatbelt/child restraints, and reduce speeding before, during, and after the Thanksgiving holiday.

The City of Joliet is the third largest city in the state of Illinois, located just 45 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop.  Home to over 152,000 residents, in addition to thriving businesses and attractions, the City of Joliet is easily accessible by rail, auto and bus transit. A perfect place to live, work and play, Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity.  For more information on Joliet visit www.visitjoliet.org or call 815.724.4000.