Illinois State Police (ISP) District 08 Commander, Gregg Cavanaugh, has announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of February.
Troopers in District 8, which includes 5 counties, answered 185 calls for service and initiated 1612 incidents in the field during the month. In addition, enforcement figures totaled 639 citations and 746 written warnings, including 268 speeding citations, 16 DUI citations, 59 seatbelt citations, 6 child restraint citations, 165 written warnings for speeding, and 19 criminal arrests.
Troopers also assisted 310 motorists, investigated 65 traffic crashes, and conducted 229 motor carrier inspections resulting in 10 unsafe commercial motor vehicles/drivers being placed out of service. During the month of January, 415 citations were issued for “Fatal Four” violations.
These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.