The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 11, 2012

State police to conduct roadside checks

STAFF REPORT
Commercial-News

DANVILLE — Illinois State Police, District 10, will conduct roadside safety checks in Vermilion County during October, according to District 10 Commander, Capt. David Beasley.

Officers working this detail will be watchful for drivers who are operating unsafe vehicles, driving with a suspended or revoked driver’s license, transporting open alcoholic beverages or driving under the influence.

Alcohol and drug impairment remain a significant factor in more than 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Safety checks are designed to keep our roads safe by taking dangerous DUI offenders off the road, police said.

The roadside safety checks are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.