For Immediate Release
November 14th, 2018
For Information Contact:
Commander Jim Gandy (630) 530-3050
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.
Police departments across the country frequently see an increase in impaired driving over the Thanksgiving holiday period. The IDOT traffic safety grant allows extra officers to be on patrol watching for impaired drivers, seatbelt violations, and distracted drivers using their cell phones while driving. The next campaign of this grant will begin November 16th and continue through November 26th. Extra enforcement will be taking place at all hours, with a specific focus on the overnight hours. Additional officers will be on duty during the grant period in an effort to keep Elmhurst roadways safe.
Motorists are always encouraged to drive carefully, to buckle up, and not to drink and drive. Motorists who are planning to consume alcohol should make alternate driving arrangements. Citizens are also encouraged to contact police immediately if they see a vehicle that appears to be driven by an intoxicated driver.