According to a recent press release from Illinois State Police, District 10 commander, Captain Louis Kink, has announced ISP will be conducting Roadside Safety Checks (RSC) in Macon County throughout the month of March. The use of RSC’s use a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement to help save lives of those traveling on roadways.
Officers working on RSC will be keeping an eye out for drivers in violations of the following:
Operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked license, transporting open alcoholic beverages, driving under the influence, and any other vehicle code and criminal violations. Also they will be checking for safety belt and child restraint, speeding, and distracted driving.
Alcohol and drug impairment is a factor in more than 30 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois, and throughout the U.S., nearly 10,000 people die each year due to alcohol-impaired driving. RSCs are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road. This project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.