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Streamwood Police Awarded Traffic Grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation for Alcohol and Seat Belt Enforcement Activities

Release date: 3/9/2012

The Streamwood Police Department was awarded funding for the next year from the Illinois Department of Transportation directed towards participation in the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program.  The grant program is specifically focused upon reducing the incidence of motor vehicle crashes, and the resulting fatalities and injuries, through increased enforcement of occupant restraint and impaired driving. These objectives will be accomplished through eight special enforcement campaigns.

The enforcement campaign will begin on March 9, 2012 and continue through March 18, 2012. The goals of the grant are to reduce the number of fatal and alcohol related traffic crashes through the increased enforcement of impaired driving laws.  Speed and occupant protection violations will also be addressed.  Additional officers will man the streets during the campaign and will be monitoring for traffic law violators

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 5 and 24.  The Streamwood Police Department encourages all motorists to strictly adhere to state traffic laws. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol greatly increases drivers chances of being involved in a traffic crash.