Speed Awareness Campaign Nets Nearly 230 Citations
Enforcement targeted Route 30 speeders in Montgomery, other communities.
Editor's note: The following is taken from a press release issued by the Plainfield Police Department:
The Aug. 8 Route 30 Speed Awareness Day resulting in 228 citations, Montgomery police announced Monday.
The multi-jurisdictional enforcement included the Montgomery, Plainfield, Oswego, Joliet and Crest Hill police departments, along with railroad police departments, area sheriff’s departments and the Illinois State Police.
The event was held in conjunction with Families Against Chronic Excessive Speeding, a nonprofit group dedicated to educating the public to the dangers of speeding. Its purpose was to cite speeding vehicles, with a secondary focus on commercial motor vehicle violations, occupant restraint violations and violations involving highway railroad grade crossings.
The following citations were issued:
- Speeding - 123
- Occupant Restraint - 38
- No Insurance - 17
- Traffic Sign/Signal - 2
- Registration Offenses - 4
- Truck Safety Violations - 7
- Other Moving Violations - 5
- Other Equipment Violations - 7
- Driving While License Suspended/Revoked/No Valid Driver’s License - 9
- Blocking Railroad Grade Crossing - 13
- Trespass to Railroad Property - 3
- Total Citations Issued – 228
- Total Warnings Issued – 83
- Total Commercial Motor Vehicles Taken Out of Service – 7 (Illinois State Police)
- Total Truck Inspections – 23 (Illinois State Police and Illinois Commerce Commission Police)