DANVILLE — Danville police officers are ready to crack down on speeders and other moving violations, thanks to a recently acquired state grant.
“Speed is heavily related to traffic crashes in Danville and the Danville Police Department would like to remind drivers to slow down,” read a press release issued Sunday by Commander Terry McCord of the Danville Police Department.
With the assistance of the Illinois Department of Transportation through a state wide grant, Danville police will be running several upcoming details through the end of the month to slow down drivers.
Motorists are urged to slow down this Halloween when children and families will be walking through neighborhoods and stopping vehicles on the side of the road during dusk and after dark.
The public will see extra police cars out and about enforcing Illinois Vehicle Code laws.
“Our goal is not necessarily to write tickets, it’s to educate and slow down motorists,” McCord said. “Be alert, be aware, and slow down. We urge motorists to buckle up, leave the cell phones alone, and pay attention to your speed while driving the city streets.”
The release reminded drivers that when running late to remember getting there late is better than not getting there at all.
Along with speed violations the Danville Police Department will also be looking for motorists who text and drive or talk on their cell phones without utilizing hands free abilities. Officers will also be looking for impaired drivers.
“Even one drink can impair your ability to make responsible decisions,” McCord said.
This enforcement is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.