The Illinois State Police have announced the results of their Labor Day Weekend enforcement. During the weekend, the ISP increased enforcement in an effort to keep Illinois motorists safe over the holiday weekend.
Troopers across Illinois made 6,892 traffic stops, issued 3,385 citations, issued 4,268 written warnings, arrested 121 intoxicated drivers, completed 783 commercial motor vehicle inspections, and assisted 991 stranded motorists.
“The goal of the Labor Day holiday enforcement campaign was to increase visibility and saturate the roadways with law enforcement in an effort to make the roadways safer for the motoring public,” said ISP Colonel Tad Williams. “The concentration of the effort focused on the most common causes of personal injury and fatality crashes; DUI, Speeding, Seat Belt compliance, and Distracted Driving. I am pleased with the results from the hard work and dedication of the brave men and woman of the ISP.”
The ISP also handled fourteen vehicle fatalities over the weekend, but according to them, “one is too many.”
Motorists should always avoid the fatal four traffic violations that are speeding, DUI, failure to wear a seat belt, and distracted driving.