A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
The Crystal Lake Police Department Completes Click It or Ticket Crackdown to Save Lives
The Crystal Lake Police Department recently has completed its participation in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program conducted for the Memorial Day holiday. Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort from May 11th to May 28th to save lives by encouraging more motorists to buckle up during late-night hours. During this period, the Crystal Lake Police Department participated in two separate enforcement campaigns to increase safety on our community’s roadways.
During the mobilization, The Crystal Lake Police Department:
- Stopped 131 motorists for traffic violations
- Issued 46 safety belt citations
- Issued 1 child safety seat citation
- Issued 12 citations for uninsured motorist
- Issued 12 citations for speeding
- Issued 56 citations for use of an electronic communication device in a construction zone
In addition, two adult males were each arrested for no valid driver’s license and one adult male was arrested for driving while license suspended.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled over” and “Click it or Ticket” campaigns.
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Sgt. Dan Hulata reports, “All of the 56 citations issued for use of an electronic communications device were written within the Rakow road construction zone between May 11th and 28th by grant funded officers.”