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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 resulting in 228 citations, Montgomery police announced Monday.

The multi-jurisdictional enforcement included the , 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)
Rayanne Carlson August 15, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Can you relay to the MPD possible night time "campaign" on 1000-1300 Douglas? I saw two homes with gang graffitti on them this morn. :( It has been a long time since I saw this type activity in this area.
Twister Chick August 15, 2012 at 03:32 PM
I agree with that! There needs to be something done with all the homeless roaming around the area harassing people and causing accidents on the street. Especially the one crazy guy with the tie dye shirt and headband. That guy is dangerous to everyone.
JWilliams August 17, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Yay! I'm sure the largest percentage of the speeding tickets were issued on the west side of the Fox river at the Route 31 exit.

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