News Flash Home
The original item was published from 8/20/2018 4:58:04 PM to 9/4/2018 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

City of Elmhurst News

Posted on: August 20, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Elmhurst Police Announce Upcoming Safety Checks

The Elmhurst Police Department continues to take part in a year-long traffic enforcement grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).  The goal of this grant is to save lives by reducing fatal and serious injury crashes through additional enforcement of DUI and seatbelt laws.

The next campaign of this grant will begin on Monday, August 20th and continue through the Labor Day holiday weekend. This grant allows extra officers to be on patrol, watching for impaired drivers, distracted drivers, and seatbelt violations. The majority of this extra enforcement will take place in the overnight hours, which is statistically the most dangerous time to be on the roadway.  

In addition to increased patrols, a roadside safety checkpoint will take place on Friday, August 31st, 2018, from 11:30 PM through 3:00 AM Saturday morning. This type of checkpoint has proven to be a significant deterrent to impaired driving. During the checkpoint, motorists will be stopped at a predetermined interval and checked for violations; anyone planning to consume alcohol should make alternate travel arrangements. Citizens are also encouraged to contact police if they see a vehicle that appears to be driven by an intoxicated driver.

As always, motorists are encouraged to drive safely, pay attention to the road, and buckle up!  

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Elmhurst News



Posted on: June 9, 2023
twitter explore cover

Explore Elmhurst News!

Posted on: May 24, 2023
Screen Shot 2023-05-15 at 2.45.34 PM

Museum Explorers Camp 2023

Posted on: May 15, 2023
Screen Shot 2023-05-05 at 10-1.40.54 AM

Special Kids Day, City Works!

Posted on: May 15, 2023