Officers enforcing seat belt, traffic, and impaired driving laws to save lives
Highland Park Policejoined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and other local law enforcement agencies across the state for the 2018 Halloween Click It or Ticket campaign which was conducted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Officers were out during day and evening enforcing seat belt and impaired driving laws. Officers also enforced speeding, cell phone use while driving, stop sign and failure to yield to pedestrian violations in residential neighborhoods where children conduct trick or treat activities.
Highland Park Police Officers made fourteen traffic stops, issued eight cell phone use while driving citations, three seat belt citations, one stop sign citation and two written warnings for improper lane usage and suspected cell phone use while driving. In addition, Highland Park Police assisted with stopping and identifying a suspicious person and assisted with a vehicle crash with multiple injuries.
As a reminder, Illinois seat belt law requires all front and back seat occupants to buckle up. Drivers should also never get behind the wheel while impaired - you may save your life or the life of a loved one. Officers enforce seat belt and impaired driving laws year-round, both day and night, to ensure the safety of drivers and pedestrians.
Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.