The Naperville Sun recently reported that the ‘Directed Traffic Safety Initiative’ – – which is in its’ sixth year – – will probably break a record for the number of traffic tickets issued. The initiative, which includes the Naperville, Aurora, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Streamwood, Warrenville and West Chicago police departments, is aimed at promoting traffic safety, which in turn, will hopefully lead to fewer car accidents.
This year the initiative posted police officers along Route 59 where Naperville police issued 182 tickets.
That tally is likely to double and perhaps more than triple once final statistics are compiled and submitted by the other 14 police agencies that participated in the annual initiative. Naperville Police Sgt., Lee Martin, was somewhat discouraged with the number of tickets as they had let the public know about the initiative through various media outlets. “We’d actually like for the totals to have been lower,” said Martin, who supervises his department’s traffic unit. We were hoping people would pay more attention than this. Despite our best efforts to warn people ahead of time and during the event … it looks like it might be a record day for enforcement totals,” Martin said.
Martin said Naperville police issued 93 seat belt-related citations; 47 speeding tickets, including one to a motorist driving 83 mph in a 45 mph zone; 15 citations to motorists driving without insurance; and four to unlicensed drivers. The remaining 23 tickets were issued for a variety of other infractions, he said.
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