The Elmhurst Police Department will be partnering with hundreds of other police agencies throughout the State of Illinois to curb this dangerous activity—speeding. Recent studies have shown that speeding is becoming more problematic and speeding greatly reduces the driver’s ability to slow a vehicle when necessary or to steer safely around an unexpected curve, another vehicle or hazardous object in the roadway. In school zones or neighborhoods, that can include a child or an animal running across the road. In 2015, speeding was a contributing factor in 27 percent of all fatal crashes nationally.
During this one day campaign, extra officers will be on patrol in Elmhurst looking for drivers who are in violation of the posted speed limits. Motorists are reminded to pay attention to their speeds and need to remember that there is a reason posted speed limits exist. The roadways can be a dangerous place and the speed limits are designed to protect everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians – everyone! The next time you get behind the wheel, please remember to “Stop Speeding, Before It Stops You.”