After a year of what police called an "inordinate" number of serious and fatal crashes along Route 126, Plainfield police last week teamed with area police departments to conduct a speed enforcement campaign.
READ: POLICE TO CONDUCT ROUTE 126 SPEED CRACKDOWN.
The Oct. 17 Speed Awareness Day netted 48 citations, nine warnings, 25 commercial vehicle inspections, 11 commercial vehicles taken out of service and six drivers being taken out of service, Plainfield police said in a press release issued Monday. One motorist was arrested on a warrant.
According to police, the following citations were issued:
- Speeding – 9
- Occupant Restraint - 5
- No Insurance – 7
- Traffic Sign/Signal – 2
- Lane Usage – 7
- Registration Offenses - 5
- Overweight Violations – 1
- Truck Safety Violations - 6
- Other Moving Violations – 1
- Other Equipment Violations - 2
- Trespass to Railroad Property – 3
- Warrant Arrests - 1
Agencies that participated were the Illinois State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police, Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, Plainfield Police Department, Yorkville Police Department, Canadian National Railroad Police Department and the Union Pacific Police Department.
"The primary focus of the campaign was to cite speeding vehicles, with secondary focuses on commercial motor vehicle violations, occupant restraint violations, and violations involving highway railroad grade crossings that cross Route 126," Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a press release. "With such a high visibility of police presence along Route 126 during the campaign, relatively few speeding citations were issued. Most drivers adhered to the posted speed limits during the enforcement campaign."