State to unveil new Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau today
The Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation today will unveil the state's new Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau, which will be dedicated to highway enforcement to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.
Forty-two motorcycle patrol officers are now assigned to the Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau. The officers will focus on highway safety, primarily speed enforcement, in an effort to make Illinois' highways safer by targeting the "Fatal Five," violations: speeding, safety belts, improper lane usage, following too closely and driving under the influence.
IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety is providing more than $500,000 for the motorcycles, specialized equipment and uniforms for the new patrol unit. It is being funded through federal highway dollars specifically set aside for improving highway safety.