The Palatine Police Department will take part in a Christmas/New Years holiday traffic safety campaign with grant funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Through Jan. 1, the department will put additional uniformed police officers on the street with a focus on identifying and arresting impaired drivers and enforcing speeding and safety restraint violations, all found to be the greatest contributing factors in serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.
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The department also will conduct a roadside safety check late Dec. 21 to early Dec. 22 in the area of Algonquin and Roselle roads. Anyone who witnesses erratic or impaired driving should call 911.