West Chicago, Illinois: March 27, 2013 - The West Chicago Police Department announced that Campaign #3 of the Illinois Department of Transportation funded grant was successful in educating the motoring public on seatbelt safety and awareness. The Campaign ran from March 14-17, 2013 and resulted in 54 citations being issued for seatbelt and 12 child restraint violations.
Campaign #3 is the second of six overall campaigns funded by a grant received from the Illinois Department of Transportation. This grant provides sworn officers funding for additional hours dedicated to traffic enforcement for child restraint, seatbelt, speeding and alcohol related violations.
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Campaign # 4 will run May 10, 2013 through May 27, 2013. A continuing effort will be made citywide to make roadways safer by enforcing these violations and educating the public on seatbelt safety and awareness.