Park Ridge Police worked hard to keep the Holidays safe for motorists
Traffic safety continues to be one of the police department’s top priorities. Our commitment to traffic safety led the department to apply for a grant offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation
(IDOT); the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The STEP program provides funding, specifically, for the selective enforcement of impaired driving violations and occupant restraint violations. The Park Ridge Police Department was awarded the grant and had extra officers out between December 17, 2012 and January 1, 2013. The additional officers were assigned each day for the purpose of enforcing violations of the Illinois Primary Seatbelt law, Illinois Child Passenger Protection Act, speeding violations and DUI’s.
The results from this campaign, show that the department made one arrest for
Driving Under the Influence, one arrest for drug possession, one arrest for
Suspended/Revoked License and issued 12 occupant restraint citations, 4 speeding
citations and 4other citations. This important program is another example of how the
police department strives to make roadways in our community safer. However, we cannot
do this alone and need the help of all motorists to “buckle up” and drive safely.