Effingham, IL – Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, today announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of March. Troopers in District 12, which includes Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, and Richland Counties, answered 192 calls for service and initiated 1,299 incidents in the field.
In addition, enforcement figures totaled 573 citations and 819 written warnings, including 246 speeding citations, 9 DUIs, 84 seat belt citations, 2 child restraint citations, 223 written warnings for speeding, and 39 criminal arrests. Troopers also assisted 166 motorists, conducted 294 Motor Carrier Inspections, and investigated 65 traffic crashes. There were two fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 12 in March.
During the month, 358 citations and 289 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations.
These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, and Distracted Driving.
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