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updated: 12/17/2012 4:18 PM

Palatine police launch traffic safety campaign

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Submitted by the Palatine Police Department

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.

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.

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