The Elmhurst Police Department continues to take part in a year long grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The goal of this grant is to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes through additional enforcement of DUI and seatbelt laws.
The 2016 Illinois “Click it or Ticket” safety belt enforcement campaign kicked off May 15th and will continue through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The Elmhurst Police are joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save lives with around-the-clock enforcement of safety belt laws. In addition to the extra seatbelt enforcement, Elmhurst Police will also be on the lookout for impaired drivers. The majority of extra enforcement will take place between 11:00 PM and 3 AM, which is the deadliest period of time on Illinois roadways.
Motorists are encouraged to drive safely and buckle up. Anyone who plans to be drinking during Memorial Day activities should make alternate driving arrangements. Residents are also encouraged to contact police if they see a vehicle that appears to be driven by an intoxicated driver.
The Memorial Day Click It or Ticket and Drunk Driving Crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through IDOT’s Division of Transportation Safety.