State, Area Police Ramping Up Traffic Patrol For New Year’s

Sunday, December 30, 2018 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews

The Illinois State Police, along with the Illinois Department of Transportation and roughly 200 law enforcement agencies across the state, have been more vigilant when it comes to traffic enforcement over the holiday.

The State Police started the extra enforcement measures on Thursday, according to media reports. Those measures include a zero tolerance approach to speeding, distracted driving and motorists without seatbelts, among other things.

Cynthia Watters, the safety programs chief for IDOT, said that six people died during the New York’s holiday last year, and that four of those deaths involved alcohol. VFP

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