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.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Plainfield police conducted a Route 59 crackdown on Monday, and three-quarters of the tickets they wrote were for safety belt violations.
What is the deal with so many people driving around without wearing seat belts? Plainfield police conducted a traffic safety enforcement campaign Monday on Route 59 -- one, we might add, that we told you about in advance -- yet 59 people still got ticketed for failing to wear a seat belt. That's a fairly staggering number given that this isn't the 1970s, when people deliberately ignored seat belts without penalty, or even the 1950s, when seat belts weren't even an option. These days, we know better. Going through your windshield or flying out of your car is a stupid way to die. Not to mention, if you get caught, you're going to get slapped with a $25 fine (more if you contest it and lose). What else did people get nabbed for in Plainfield…
Sunday, May 8, 2011
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. Naperville police 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 Naperville Police 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 …
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.