The Decatur Police Department announced the results during the recent Memorial Day“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement period.
“Through the Memorial Day crackdown, we helped make our roads safer and spread the word that seat belts save lives and drive sober,” said Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer.
While Illinois’ seat belt compliance rate is 94.6%, unbelted occupants still account forover half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims tochange the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of livescould be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.
The Decatur Police Department joined forces with law enforcement throughout the statefor Illinois’ “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, stepping up its usualenforcement efforts from May 8 through May 26.
During the enforcement period, the Decatur Police Department wrote 12 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:
- 11 DUI arrests
- 12 seatbelt citations
- 30 suspended/revoked licenses
- 66 uninsured motorists
- 14 speeding citations
The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is administered by the IllinoisDepartment of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.