Illinois State Police officials announced the results of a successful Labor Day weekend enforcement operation.
From Sept. 2-5, the ISP increased its enforcement efforts to keep motorists safe during the busy holiday travel period.
Troopers across the state made 6,892 traffic stops, issued 3,385 citations, issued 4,268 written warnings, arrested 121 intoxicated motorists, completed 783 commercial motor vehicle inspections and assisted 991 stranded motorists. Police and emergency crews handled 14 vehicle fatalities statewide.
“The goal of the Labor Day holiday enforcement campaign was to increase visibility and saturate the roadways with law enforcement in an effort to make the roadways safer for the motoring public,” ISP Colonel Tad Williams said. “The concentration of the effort focused on the most common causes of personal injury and fatality crashes; DUI, speeding, seat belt compliance and distracted driving. I am pleased with the results from the hard work and dedication of the brave men and woman of the ISP.”
The ISP would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to take precaution when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle by designating a driver before consuming alcohol, reducing speeds, avoiding distractions and always buckle up.