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Plainfield 'Buckle Up for Love' Campaign Yields 51 Tickets

Next up: A statewide St. Patrick's Day seat belt enforcement.

Results are in from the Plainfield Police Department’s annual “Buckle up for Love” click it or ticket seat belt campaign.

Funded by an Illinois Department of Transportation grant, the Feb. 13 enforcement resulted in:

  • 21 seat belt citations
  • 5 no insurance citations
  • 4 child passenger safety act violation citations
  • 4 speeding citations
  • 3 disobeying traffic control device citations
  • 2 no valid safety test citations
  • 1 arrest for driving while license revoked
  • 1 arrest for no valid driver’s license
  • 10 other citations   

The seat belt usage rate within the Village of Plainfield is about 97 percent, which the Plainfield Police continually seek to improve.  Thus, the Plainfield Police Department will be participating in the statewide St. Patrick’s Day click it or ticket campaign, which runs from March 13 to 17.

This crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.

gigi February 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM
What the hell is a "safety test" citation?
Ericus Alanas February 19, 2014 at 02:17 PM
I believe that is for a specific licence type, if you have x type license you must present safety test sticker. truckers probably. But....could we end this and put this funding into.... lets say... "End Heroin in Plainfield" or maybe "Needle Down for Love"? This buckle stuff is hall monitor work, do some real stuff.
Allons-y February 19, 2014 at 03:58 PM
The safety test applies to vehicles over a certain weight or for commercial use. Any vehicle over 8k lbs must get a safety inspection every six months and display the inspection sticker in the windshield. So medium and heavy duty trucks must have them as well as heavy duty pickup trucks like f350s.
mike February 19, 2014 at 09:58 PM
This should not be called “Buckle up for Love” because they are looking for everything. It's a money maker for the city. I have no problem giving tickets for the no seat belt but for everything else. I thought the law says you need to have a cause to be stopped and not just pulled over looking for things. What the police should be doing is enforce the no semi's on Lockport street. I see semi's at least 2 times per week making a right hand turn onto RT 59
atomanton February 20, 2014 at 06:46 AM
Yesterday on Lockport Street downtown 5 drivers in a row I saw on cell phones or texting. Let's get this stopped.
TB Plfd February 22, 2014 at 01:35 PM
well if PPD wanted to make our town safer why don't they stand by the four way stop by my house they would net many of speeding and no seat belt tickets to cover every officer pay who stood there and even make the village a profit.

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