Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Increased DUI and seat belt enforcement starts this week.
Information provided by the Wilmette Police Department: Wilmette Police Department today announced its plans for the 2012 Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” Crackdown. The intensified enforcement effort against drunk drivers and seat belt law violators underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths caused by alcohol and failure to buckle up. The stepped-up enforcement will begin Dec. 17 and run through New Year’s Eve. Enforcement efforts will concentrate on the deadly nighttime hours between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the midnight to 3 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest time on …
Monday, December 10, 2012
There were 63 percent fewer motor vehicle crash fatalities reported statewide during the holiday weekend.
Wilmette police say they arrested four drivers during the department’s two-week-long Thanksgiving traffic enforcement step up. The village also “experienced a 9 percent decrease in the total number of traffic crashes” during the two-week period compared to the same time frame a year earlier, according to a police press release. Police arrested one person for driving under the influence, two for “zero tolerance” (underage drivers with alcohol in their system) and one for driving on a suspended license. They also issued 50 traffic citations and 17 warnings. The “Thanksgiving mobilization”, which lasted from Nov. 12 through Nov. 25, was the first of six statewide traffic enforcement operations in which the Wilmette police will participate …
Friday, November 23, 2012
The operation will continue through Nov. 25.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The operation began Monday and will continue for two weeks.
The Wilmette Police Department is participating in a stepped-up traffic enforcement campaign that will target speeders, drunken drivers and those not wearing seat belts. The “Thanksgiving mobilization” began Monday and will continue through Nov. 25. The push is the first of six traffic enforcement operations taking place between now and the end of next September, in which Wilmette police will participate in a statewide effort. According to an Illinois Department of Transportation press release, which urged people to buckle their seat belts and drive safely, there were eight driving-related fatalities and over 800 injuries during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday. “This stepped-up enforcement throughout Illinois will remind drivers that …