Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announced today activity and enforcement figures for the month of September. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin Counties, recorded 1,489 incidents during the month.
Enforcement activity consisted of 605 citations and 871 written warnings, including 225 speeding citations, 7 DUIs, 191 occupant restraint citations, 20 criminal citations, and 364 written warnings for speeding. Troopers also assisted 42 motorists, conducted 244 Motor Carrier Safety Inspections, and investigated 25 traffic crashes. There were no fatal traffic crashes investigated by District 19 during September.
Moreover, 446 citations and 488 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 to providing staffing for the DuQuoin State Fair, District 19 Troopers provided six Safety Education Programs to various schools, businesses, and civic organizations; while also participating in Railway Safety Week and Child Seat Check Saturday. Presentation topics/classes included Driver’s Education, Methamphetamine Awareness, Workplace Safety, and Personal Safety.