POLICE TO CONDUCT ADDITIONAL SPEED ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS DURING MAY
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY 05/04/09
Paul Osborne, Editor
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Paul Osborne, Editor Decatur police officers are continuing their efforts to crack down on speeders in accident areas during May.
Information received clearly stated the officers have a "zero tolerance policy for all violations.
Here's the information I received from the DPD:
"The Decatur Police Department will be conducting additional Speed Enforcement Operations in the month of May. The Speed Enforcement Operations are being conducted in an effort to reduce traffic accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.
"Four of the top 10 accident areas defined by the Illinois Department of Transportation will be the focus of the operations. The locations are: 2600- 3400 blocks of North Water, 2600-3400 blocks of North Main Street, 500-900 blocks of South Franklin Street, and the 100-1200 blocks of South Side Drive. "During these operations, the DPD will have a zero tolerance policy for all violations of speed related statutes.
"The Speed Enforcement Program is funded by a grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation."
164 CITATIONS ISSUED IN APRIL
"The Decatur Police Department conducted additional Speed Enforcement Operations in the month of April in an effort to reduce traffic accidents, serious injuries and fatalities.
"During these operations, the DPD had a zero tolerance policy for all violations of speed related statutes. The results of the month long operation include: speeding citations, 137; no insurance citations, 14; suspended/revoked driver arrests, 4; seatbelt violation citations, 0; other citations, 9; and criminal arrests, 1."