Illinois State Police District 21 Troopers issued 503 citations, 957 written warnings, including 6 DUIs, 33 seatbelt citations, 25 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 142 motorists, conducted 201 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 108 traffic crashes. There was 1 fatal crash resulting in 2 fatalities investigated by District 21 in October.
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.