Friday, May 10, 2013
Roadside safety checked planned for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The following is provided by the Plainfield Police Department. The 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off May 10 in Illinois. The purpose of the campaign is to help save lives by cracking down on those who do not buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend. 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 more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws. In addition, the Plainfield Police will be teaming up with the ISP and Will County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a roadside safety check in conjunction with the campaign to detect and arrest impaired drivers in order to make the …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Plainfield police stepped up drunken driving, seat belt enforcement from March 14 to 17.
Article submitted by the Plainfield Police Department: The Plainfield Police Department made four drunk-driving arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day crackdown, three of which were made after midnight. In addition, 69 occupant restraint citations were written, 43 of which occurred during nighttime enforcement hours. Plainfield police joined forces with other state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day campaign. The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities which included a strategic media campaign as well as additional enforcement activity. Extra emphasis was given to late-night hours, as statistics show the highest number of …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Police are conducting a special enforcement Feb. 7-14.
- VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE
Thursday, February 7
In an effort to reduce fatalities and crashes with injuries, the Plainfield Police Department is continuing its efforts to aggressively occupant restraint laws. The department will conduct its annual “Buckle Up for Love” Click it or Ticket campaign in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. This campaign will run from Feb. 7 to 14. During this timeframe, Plainfield police officers will focus a large amount of their efforts on occupant restraint violations, and will take a zero tolerance approach. The enforcement will take place during daytime and nighttime hours, both from vehicles and on foot at various locations throughout the Village. Anyone stopped for failing to buckle up can expect a citation, police said in a press release. Police also …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Tips for staying safe during celebrations this Christmas and New Year's.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Plainfield Police Department: The Plainfield Police Department will participate in the 2012 Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket” crackdown. This intensified enforcement effort against drunk drivers and seat belt law violators underscores the disproportionate number of traffic deaths caused by alcohol and failure to buckle up. The stepped-up enforcement began Dec. 17 and will run through New Year’s Eve. Enforcement efforts will concentrate on the deadly nighttime hours between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Please designate a sober driver and DO NOT let friends and family drive drunk as just two of several simple steps to avoid a tragic crash or an arrest for drunk …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Drivers advised to buckle up, watch their drinking over the holiday.
Editor's note: The following is from press releases issued by the Plainfield Police Department and Will County Sheriff's Department: Thanksgiving can be a dangerous time for motorists, especially unbelted ones — during the day or at night. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Plainfield police are reminding everyone who will be out on the roadways this holiday season to drive carefully and defensively, do not drive impaired and, most importantly, buckle up. To lose a loved one is a terrible thing to experience, especially during the holidays. But to lose one’s life, when it might have been saved by taking two seconds to buckle a seat belt, is truly senseless, Plainfield Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a press release…
Monday, August 20, 2012
Plainfield, Will County police will conduct DUI and seat belt enforcements through the holiday.
For many people, it's the last hurrah of the summer, but police will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend making sure motorists don't put themselves and others at risk by overindulging in alcohol. Citing the "disproportionate number of traffic deaths involving alcohol and unbelted motorists," Will County Sheriff's police began a stepped-up late-night enforcement on Aug. 17, lasting through Labor Day on Sept. 3. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, midnight to 3 a.m. is the deadliest time on Illinois roadways — and is also the time of day with the highest percentage of alcohol involvement and lowest seat belt usage rate. "The numbers do not lie. We will be …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The Joliet-to-Montgomery crackdown also netted a slew of seat belt, driver's license and other offenses, Plainfield police say.
Nearly 50 drivers were nabbed for speeding and another 34 for not wearing seat belts in last week's U.S. 30 traffic safety crackdown, statistics released Wednesday by the Plainfield Police Department show. The multi-jurisdictional campaign, conducted Dec. 7, started in Joliet and included the Plainfield, Crest Hill, Oswego and Montgomery police departments, the Will and Kendall county sheriff's offices, and the Illinois State Police. A total of 114 tickets and 64 warnings were issued, and the state police conducted seven truck inspections and took four vehicles out of service, the numbers show. The citations issued were: The department plans another enforcement campaign beginning Dec. 19 and focusing on impaired drivers and people not …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
The Plainfield Police Department is also starting to use the IDThisPerson.com Web site and has arranged for the Little Obie train to be at Plainfield Fest.
The Plainfield Police Department's been busy. Here's a roundup of the latest news: The crackdown was funded with federal traffic safety money distributed through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety. There is no cost for the 10-minute rides, which you pick up on downtown Fox River Street. It will be operating from 5 to 9 p.m. July 15, noon to 8 p.m. July 16 and noon to 6 p.m. June 17, weather permitting.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Police campaign cracking down on seat belt violations continues through Valentine's Day.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Nothing says I love you more than, "Click it, or I'm going to get a ticket." From now through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, Plainfield police are using a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to crack down on people not using their seat belts. Police will be conducting enforcement during the day as well as at night, and via police vehicles as well as on foot, traffic Sgt. Eric Munson said in a release on the "Buckle Up for Love" campaign. Their "zero tolerance" policy means that if you get stopped, you will get ticketed.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
State grant is paying for extra Plainfield police patrols starting Friday and continuing through Jan. 2.
Santa won't be the only one out there watching to see if you're naughty or nice. Starting today and continuing through Jan. 2, Plainfield police will be stepping up their patrols to make sure people are properly buckled up while driving and not impaired by alcohol or drugs when behind the wheel, Sgt. Eric Munson said. The department has a "zero tolerance" policy on both and will be conducting special daytime and evening enforcements and watching vehicles on foot, Munson said in a release on the crackdown. The extra patrols are being funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign.