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Cops Will be out in Force Along Route 59 Monday

Naperville police are joining other law enforcement agencies Monday for an intense traffic study.

Although you should be abiding by the law regardless, be sure to buckle up Monday if you drive along Route 59.

and other area law enforcement agencies will be conducting a direct traffic study along Route 59 between the Will and Lake county lines.

"The purpose of the initiative is to increase the safety of citizens utilizing the thoroughfare through education and traffic enforcement," said Sgt. Lee Martin, in a written statement.

The efforts will be geared specifically toward speed and seat belts, according to a news release. But other safety violations may also be ticketed.

"Each jurisdiction will implement their own enforcement action based upon the needs of their communities," Martin stated.

The is expected to assign officers in conjunction with departments in Shorewood, Joliet, Plainfield, Aurora, Warrenville, West Chicago, Bartlett, Streamwood and Hoffman Estates. Illinois State Police and Will and DuPage county law enforcement officials will also be on the street.

Sharon May 08, 2011 at 01:32 PM
I don't like being called a hillbilly or poor dumb fool. I also pay a pretty penny for my health insurance and work in the government!
Denise Meehan May 08, 2011 at 03:00 PM
If this were really about generating revenue, they wouldn't announce it beforehand They would simply be out there issuing tickets.
James May 08, 2011 at 09:14 PM
ya lets just harass the people that are trying to get to work everyday so that they can support thier families. How about the police concentrate on more important things like drug dealers or rapists or child abusers . If they are so concerned about our safety those are the people that they should be focused on.
Julie May 09, 2011 at 03:21 AM
How about everybody just quit complaining about the police doing their job. Simply allow more than the time you might need to get to where you're going, obey the speed limits, wear your seat belts, no cell calls/texts. I think those who generally think that the laws don't apply to them are the ones doing the most whining because they won't be able to possibly "get away" with it when law enforcement shows a greater presence.
Hugo May 13, 2011 at 02:35 AM
The nice thing about Plainfield is that the rape and child abuse is so infrequent, the smug little citizens have time to complain about seatbelt enforcement. But if you know where all this rape and child abuse is occurring, by all means, lend them a hand.

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