The Crystal Lake Police Department handed out more than two dozen citations during a week of increased traffic enforcement.
In cooperation with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program, local police took part in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” initiatives last week.
The efforts aimed to help save lives by encouraging motorists to refrain from drinking and driving and to buckle up, especially during late-night hours.
In addition to patrolling the city, responding to calls for service and conducting daily traffic stops, officers conducted supplemental traffic enforcement to safeguard trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Tom Kotlowski said 25 motorists were stopped for traffic violations and 26 traffic citations were issued.
Twelve safety belt citations, three citations for use of an electronic communications device, seven citations for speeding, one citation for operation of an uninsured motor vehicle and three warnings for other moving violations and equipment were issued.
According to IDOT, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and disability for Americans between the ages of 4 and 34.