For Immediate Release
Illinois State Police Prepare for New Year
Pesotum –Illinois State Police District 10 Captain Louis Kink wants to remind motorists to drive safely in the new year. In 2019, Illinois State Police in District 10 will be doing their part to keep the roadways safe by continuing to aggressively enforce all Illinois laws with an emphasis on the four most common causes of fatal traffic crashes “The Fatal Four”. “The Fatal Four” includes: DUI, Speeding, Seat Belt, and Distracted Driving.
District 10 will begin aggressively enforcing two additional violations that contribute to road rage incidents and traffic crashes: Improper Use of the Left Lane and Following Too Closely.
Improper Use of Left Lane
*While traveling on an Interstate, vehicles must travel in the right lane, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle or when moving over for disabled vehicles parked on the shoulder and all stationary emergency vehicles.
Following To Closely
*The driver of a motor vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that vehicles maintain a 3 second gap for a safe following distance behind the vehicle traveling in front of you.
In 2019, District 10 Troopers will continue to work towards “Driving Zero Fatalities to a Reality”. District 10 Troopers will continue to strictly enforce all laws and will conduct extra patrols and roadside safety checks to remove impaired drivers and reduce traffic crashes.
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