For Immediate Release
October 18th, 2019
For Information Contact: Commander Jim Gandy (630) 530-3050
The Elmhurst Police Department was once again awarded 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, seatbelt, and other traffic laws.
This grant allows extra officers to be on patrol looking for impaired drivers, distracted drivers, and seatbelt violations. The majority of extra enforcement will take place during the overnight hours, which is statistically the most dangerous time to be on the roads. The first campaign of this grant will coincide with Halloween. From 10/19/19 through 11/03/19, extra officers will be on patrol to enforce impaired driving, seatbelt violations, and distracted driving laws.
Motorists who are planning on drinking should make alternate driving arrangements. In addition, citizens are encouraged to report any vehicle that appears to be driven by an intoxicated driver by calling 9-1-1. As always, motorists are encouraged to drive safely and to buckle up.