Illinois State Police District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announced today activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2019.
Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 6,149 citations, 16,802 written warnings, including 132 DUIs, 493 seatbelt citations, 263 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 2,214 motorists, conducted 2,392 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 954 traffic crashes. Of those crashes investigated by District 21, 14 were fatal traffic crashes resulting in 17 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.