Oak Forest police end seat belt campaign
June 14, 2012 1:50PM
Updated: July 18, 2012 6:06AM
The Oak Forest Police Department recently conducted a citywide traffic enforcement campaign to identify vehicle occupants who were not wearing safety belts.
More than 120 vehicles were stopped, and more than 130 citations were issued for failure to wear a seat belt.
“Our hope is that the highly visible presence of our officers will remind vehicle occupants to wear their seat belts,” said Deputy Police Chief Dominic D’Ambrosio. “It is crucial to keep children buckled at all times.”
The Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program is funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety, through the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to promote traffic safety.
The major goals of the program are to reduce motor vehicle crashes, fatalities and injuries; increase the use of occupant protection devices, and reduce impaired driving, police said.
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