The Illinois State Police District 12 recently released the results from special Traffic Enforcement Patrols (sTEP). The patrols were held in Effingham County. District 12 police officers issued 21 written warnings and made 27 arrests/citations during the patrols. The following is the total law enforcement activity that was taken per violation during the special Traffic Enforcement Patrols.
- Occupant Restraint Offenses- 0
- Driving While Under the Influence- 0
- Drug/Alcohol Related Offenses- 2
- Speeding Citations- 23
- Speeding Written Warnings- 8
The special Traffic Enforcement Patrols involved a combination of increased enforcement and education to raise public awareness regarding traffic laws, with a special emphasis on speeding, driving while under the influence, seat belt violations, and other alcohol-related offenses.