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Joliet Police to Conduct Seatbelt Safety Zones, Roadside Safety Checkpoints and Roving Saturation Patrols Throughout August

Post Date:08/01/2020

JOLIET POLICE TO CONDUCT SEATBELT SAFETY ZONES,

ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKPOINT, AND ROVING SATURATION PATROLS THROUGHOUT AUGUST

Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner announced today that the Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and reduce the number of impaired drivers the month of August.

From August 7 through August 29, special additional enforcement efforts will include alcohol/seat belt saturation patrols, seatbelt enforcement zones, speeding enforcement, and roadside safety checkpoints throughout the city.

Officers assigned to these details will be checking for alcohol violations, occupant and child restraint violations, cell phone usage violations, and other violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code.

According to Chief Al Roechner; “It’s just not worth it to drive after drinking; don’t be a statistic. Choose to ensure you, your family, and your community are safe.”

Drivers and passengers are encouraged to always wear a seatbelt, never use an electronic communication device while driving, and not drink and drive. 

These campaigns are possible through traffic safety enforcement grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

 

The City of Joliet is the third largest city in the state of Illinois, located just 45 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop.  Home to over 147,000 residents, in addition to thriving businesses and attractions, the City of Joliet is easily accessible by rail, auto and bus transit. A perfect place to live, work and play, Joliet is constantly striving to promote growth and diversity.  For more information on Joliet visit www.jolietcity.info or call 815.724.4000.