Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Don Harsy, announces the results of Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols held in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties on June 28, 2021. This program provided extra patrol coverage for ISP officers to focus on saving lives and reducing serious crashes by enforcing distracted driving laws. Violations Enforcement Activity Hand-held phone/device citations 13 Texting while driving citations 2 Other types of distracted driving citations 0 Total distracted driving citations 15 Total distracted driving written warnings 0 Total of all citations 33 Total of all written warnings 10 The extra enforcement patrols were made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
– Illinois State Police (ISP) District 21 Commander, Captain Don Aaron Harsy, announces the results of a Roadside Safety Check (RSC) held in Kankakee County on July 2, 2021. Violations Enforcement Activity Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Citations 1 Other Alcohol/Drug Citations 3 Occupant Restraint Offenses 2 Registration Offenses 0 Driver’s License Offenses 3 Insurance Violations 1 Total Citations/Arrests 25 Total Written Warnings 20 Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project was funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.