Safety Checkpoints conducted in September by Joliet Police

Safety Checkpoints conducted in September by Joliet Police

The Joliet Police Department, in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will take part in statewide efforts to promote seatbelt usage and to reduce the number of impaired drivers in September. This news was announced by Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner.

Special enforcement efforts will be carried out from Sept. 10 to Sept. 30. In these special enforcement efforts, alcohol/seat belt saturation patrols, seat belt enforcement zones along with roadside safety checkpoints throughout the city will be implemented.

Alcohol violations, occupant and child restraint violations, cell phone usage violations, and other violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code will be checked by the officers assigned for the special enforcement efforts.

Chief Al Roechner says that their goal is to save lives using the enforcement; “Our primary goal will be to increase enforcement throughout the City of Joliet; this overall enforcement will save lives.”

The police are encouraging drivers and passengers to wear seat belts while driving/ riding. They are also advised not to use any electronic communication device while driving. Drink driving is against the law but many DUI cases come forward every day.

Illinois Department of Transportation plays an important role in maintaining public safety as these campaigns are only possible due to the grants provided by them.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Oral Histories Archived by JJC library
Community members have an excellent way to access to a vast digital archive of Joliet
Spanish Community Center volunteers to visit neighborhoods, encourage residents for 2020 Census
The volunteers from the Spanish Community Center (SCC) will start visiting their neighborhoods this weekend.
ExxonMobil Joliet refinery endows Junior Joliet College scholarship
The sponsors of the annual golf outing of ExxonMobil Joliet Refinery and ExxonMobil itself donated
Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk as Super Bowl season begins
Super Bowl is upon us. U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has
City of Joliet announces garbage collection and closures for New Year holiday season
The City of Joliet announced the garbage collection and closures dates during the week of
Disney’s culinary and college programs select 12 students of JJC
The culinary and college programs of the Walt Disney Company will be started next year.
Conference on Servant Leadership hosted by Office of Student Activities of JJC
The Illinois Community College Student Activities Association (ICCSAA) Fall Conference was hosted by the Office
JJC in Top 150 U.S. Community College
Joliet Junior College is part of the top 150 U.S. Community Colleges. This accolade means
Seatbelt Safety Zones to be conducted by Joliet Police
The Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner announced that the Joliet Police Department will conduct Seatbelt
JJC will accept applications for radiologic technology program from Nov. 1-30
The Junior Joliet College has announced the dates of the application submission for the radiologic