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ISP District 19 announces November activity and enforcement

Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of November.  Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,401 incidents during the month.

Enforcement activity consisted of 658 citations and 767 written warnings, including 380 speeding citations, 6 DUIs, 94 occupant restraint citations, 20 criminal citations, and 327 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 33 motorists, conducted 206 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 87 traffic crashes.  There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during November.

Moreover, 490 citations and 399 written warnings were issued for “Fatal Four” violations.  These violations are most associated with fatal traffic crashes and include Speeding, DUI, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, and Distracted Driving.

In addition, District 19 Troopers provided 5 Safety Education Programs to various schools, businesses, and civic organizations during the month.  Presentation topics/classes included Driver’s Education, Internet Safety, Personal Safety, and Law Enforcement as a Career.