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ISP District 19 announces various patrols, including Saline, Gallatin counties

Posted by on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 @ 1:38 pm.

DISTRICT 19 CARMI - Illinois State Police in District 19 Carmi have announced various patrols coming up for their coverage counties, which in this case involves Saline, Gallatin, Wabash, Edwards, White, Hamilton and Wayne.

Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP)
Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin

ISP will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin counties during November. OREPs allow the ISP to focus on safety belt and child safety seat laws. Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to buckle up!

Safety belts are still one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles, estimated to save nearly 14,000 lives each year. Half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up. The objective of this program is to increase occupant restraint compliance through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement.

Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) Patrol
Wayne County

ISP will conduct a Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) patrol in Wayne County during November. NITE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to impaired driving and occupant restraint violations especially between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

The number of unrestrained drivers killed in traffic crashes is significantly higher at nighttime and combined with impaired driving means even more traffic deaths during these critical hours. Officers will strictly enforce violations including:

  • -  Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
  • -  Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
  • -  Speeding;
  • -  Distracted Driving; and,
  • -  All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

Alcohol and drug impariment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Over half of all fatal crashes in Illinois occur at night. The NITE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous impaired drivers from the road and making sure everyone is buckled up. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP)
Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline and Gallatin counties

ISP will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP) in Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties during November. These sTEPs are planned during daytime and nighttime hours and will allow the ISP to focus on these fatal four violations, which contribute the greatest to traffic crashes and fatalities:

  • -  Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
  • -  Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
  • -  Speeding; and,
  • -  Distracted Driving.

The ISP will increase our daytime and nighttime patrols to ensure the safety of vehicle travelers through enforcement of all traffic safety laws. Impaired driving is a factor in more than 30 percent of traffic deaths in Illinois. Likewise, speeding is a factor in nearly 35 percent of fatal crashes; and, nearly 50 percent of vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not be buckled up. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) Patrol
Wabash, Edwards counties

ISP will conduct an Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrol in Wabash and Edwards Counties during November. ACE patrols allow the ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action in response to violations associated with impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol or drugs.

The ISP has zero tolerance for impaired driving in Illinois. Officers working the detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, and most importantly:

  • -  Driving Under the Influence (DUI);
  • -  Safety Belt and Child Restraint use;
  • -  Speeding;
  • -  Distracted Driving; and,
  • -  All Illinois Vehicle Code and Criminal Violations.

Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. There is one alcohol-related traffic fatality every 53 minutes in the United States. The ACE program allows officers to work even harder at removing dangerous DUI offenders from the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

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