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Plainfield Police to Conduct Pre-Memorial Day Seatbelt, Drunk Driving Crackdown

Credit: File photo
Credit: File photo
Submitted by the Plainfield Police Department:

The 2014 Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns kick off May 9 in Illinois. The purpose of the campaigns is to help save lives by cracking down on those who choose to drink and drive and on those who choose not to buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  

In addition, the Plainfield Police Department will be conducting additional seatbelt enforcement zones on Saturday, May 3.    

The Plainfield Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save lives by strongly enforcing seatbelt laws and arresting impaired drivers. Further, the Plainfield Police will be teaming up with the ISP to conduct a roadside safety check during the Memorial Day weekend to detect and arrest impaired drivers. 

Seatbelts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists still are not buckling up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash is even greater. Remember, wearing your seatbelt is your best defense against an impaired driver.   

While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 9 through May 26, officers are out enforcing seatbelt laws year round.  Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You will save the cost of a ticket and may save a life.

The Memorial Day “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety.

For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.

brian May 03, 2014 at 10:53 AM
It is the only thing this joke of a PD is good at...
John Tips May 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM
We happen to believe that OUR police force and officers are doing a fine job. We also would like to see more enforcement on cell phone usage along with people who do not display proper tags, or have broken taillights! Keep up the good work!
kardon May 03, 2014 at 01:46 PM
That's one job I'm glad I don't have. Even the satisfied customer isn't happy.
Tim May 03, 2014 at 06:16 PM
John - You are certainly entitled to your opinion. In the reality outside of the little self-congratulatory bubble that Plainfield seems to live in, the Plainfield PD leadership is about as much of a laughing stock as is possible. There has been many a time when I'm sitting around with other towns officers, and the punchline of the joke being told is 'Plainfield PD'. - "We need a new squad car - can somebody go out and crash one of theirs over in Plainfield today?" - "Plainfield is calling in for assistance about a cat in a tree - they want to know how to get the cat to pay the ordinance violation fine" - "Can someone tell the K9 unit to NOT to bite the Plainfield officer this time?"... being the butt of jokes for OTHER OFFICERS isn't a good thing. Unless that is what you mean by 'doing a fine job'... because in that area they are second to none!
Michael R. Plainfield May 04, 2014 at 04:10 PM
Wow - we have at least one unsolved rape case along with kids selling heroin, and we're worried about seat belts, expired stickers, and broken tail lights? What planet are some of these people from?!

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