Over 300 Citations Issued in the OPD Extra Traffic Enforcement Detail

The enforcement was funded by a STEP Grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Editor’s Note: The following is from a press release issued by the Oswego Police Department: 

The Oswego Police Department recently concluded their extra traffic enforcement detail, which was funded through a Step Grant provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The enforcement period, which was conducted between August 17 and September 3, focused on the use of seat belts and child restraints. Police wrote citations for the following violations: 

  • 253 – Safety Belt
  • 21 – Uninsured Motorist
  • 15 – Speeding
  • 8 – Child Restraint
  • 7 – Equipment
  • 7 – Suspended/Revoked License
  • 5 – No Valid Driver’s License
  • 5 – Other moving
  • 4 – Warrants
  • 4 – Other Alcohol Related
  • 1 – Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Oswego police will continue to apply for grants to fund extra patrols, which assist in providing for the safety of those traveling throughout the village. 

Jane Enviere October 02, 2012 at 03:18 PM
"It costs taxpayers nothing?" Really? Where exactly do you think the government agency (IDOT) gets money to give away as grants? Ultimately, we are paying. lol
texson68 October 02, 2012 at 03:42 PM
I applaud the department's efforts to protect us on the road
Richard R October 03, 2012 at 01:50 AM
I really shock that there is 253 people like they are Superman-woman. And kudos for only finding only 1 DUI out out this time frame.
Faux Seat Belt User October 03, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Was this a result of Dwight Baird needing more funds for his pension since Mayor Brian said he couldn't do it through 2 new Red Light Cameras?
Brian October 03, 2012 at 06:33 AM
$afety third with a blind eye to texting once again.


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