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ISP to Conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols in Williamson County

DU QUOIN – Illinois State Police District 13 in Du Quoin will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement (sTEP) patrols in Williamson County during November.

sTEP patrols allow the ISP to focus on these fatal four violations which contribute the greatest to traffic crashes and fatalities:

– Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
– Safety Belt and Child Restraint use.
– Speeding.
– Distracted Driving.

ISP will increase their daytime and nighttime patrols to ensure the safety of vehicle travelers through enforcement of all traffic safety laws.

Impaired driving is a factor in more than 30 percent of traffic deaths in Illinois. Likewise, speeding is a factor in nearly 35 percent of fatal crashes and nearly 50 percent of vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were known not to be buckled up.

This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.