ISP will conduct alcohol and safety belt patrols in March - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

ISP will conduct alcohol and safety belt patrols in March

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
SALINE COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

Throughout the month of March, Illinois State Police will conduct Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement patrols in Wayne and Saline Counties. 

Officials say these patrols allow ISP to focus on preventing, detecting, and taking enforcement action when violations of impaired driving and illegal transportation or consumption of alcohol and other drugs occur. 

According to ISP, across the country, an average of one alcohol-related traffic death occurs every 51 minutes.  

ISP state alcohol and drug impairment remain significant factors in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois.

Also this month, Illinois State Police District 19 will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement patrols in Wabash, Edwards, Hamilton, and Saline Counties focusing on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws.  

Safety belt enforcement zones will also be set up to ensure the driver and passengers are buckled up. 

 Illinois law requires all passengers in the car (front and back) have their safety belt on.

And according to Illinois state Police, Over half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up.  

They say the objective of this program is to increase compliance of safety belt laws through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement.  

Both of these projects are funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Safety.  

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • breaking

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY Today due to severe weather

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:50 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:50:54 GMT
    A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)A First Alert Action Day has been declared for today, July 20 due to severe weather. (Source: KFVS)

    A First Alert Action Day is being issued for Friday due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

    A First Alert Action Day is being issued for Friday due to the threat of significant severe weather late in the day and into the evening.

  • What you need to know July 20

    What you need to know July 20

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:41:14 GMT
    First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)
    First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)First Alert Action Day due to severe storm threat. (Source: KFVS)

    Today is a First Alert Action Day. Parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Lisa Michaels says the risk of storms is lower this morning, but severe storms will be likely this afternoon and evening. 

    Today is a First Alert Action Day. Parts of the Heartland were upgraded to a moderate risk of severe weather. Lisa Michaels says the risk of storms is lower this morning, but severe storms will be likely this afternoon and evening. 

  • What you need to know July 19

    What you need to know July 19

    Friday, July 20 2018 5:35 AM EDT2018-07-20 09:35:17 GMT
    Strong storms possible today. (Source: cnews viewer)Strong storms possible today. (Source: cnews viewer)

    Good Morning, it is Thursday, July 19. First Alert Forecast There could be some strong storms this afternoon and evening. Laura Wibbenmeyer says the Heartland is outlooked for a low risk of severe weather. 

    Good Morning, it is Thursday, July 19. First Alert Forecast There could be some strong storms this afternoon and evening. Laura Wibbenmeyer says the Heartland is outlooked for a low risk of severe weather. 

Powered by Frankly