– Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy,
announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2018.
Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 6,436 citations, 10,586 written warnings,
including 153 DUIs, 516 seatbelt citations, 304 criminal arrests, along with 1,346 enforcement
details. Troopers also assisted 2,078 motorists, conducted 2,181 Motor Carrier Inspections, and
investigated 826 traffic crashes. Of those crashes investigated by District 21, 11 were fatal
traffic crashes resulting in 15 fatalities.
According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors to motor-vehicle
deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers,
distractions, and large trucks.
In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and
educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.