Impaired Driving And Speeding Special Enforcement Period

For Release: 
Apr 1, 2009

Administration - Press Releases - 2009

Impaired Driving and Speeding Special Enforcement Period

GURNEE, IL - April 1, 2009 - Gurnee, IL – Beginning April 1st and running through April 12th, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting special enforcement throughout the village, with an emphasis on impaired driving, seat belt use, and speeding violations. This enforcement effort coincides with Alcohol Awareness Month and the ramping up of construction projects that have remained dormant for much of the winter.

Funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these enforcement actions are being conducted in order to remove drunk and drugged drivers from the roadways, increase safety belt use, and curb speeding motorists.

With the road work projects taking place within the village, speeding violations in construction zones can have tragic consequences. Motorists are reminded to be mindful of speed restrictions in construction zones, particularly when workers are present. We would like to also stress the importance of complying with work zone speed limits even when workers are not present because of the dangers posed by features such as narrow lanes, lane jogs, reduced shoulder width, obstructions and drop-offs.

First-time work zone speeders can receive a fine of $375. Two-time offenders are subject to a $1,000 fine and the loss of their license for 90 days. In addition, drivers who hit a worker are subject for up to a $10,000 fine and 14 years in prison.

 



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Revised 04/01/09