Chicago Ridge police will begin participating in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program on Nov. 18, according to a press release from the police department.
The program starts this month and ends next summer. The detailed enforcement is designed to increase traffic enforcement, take impaired drivers off the road and enforce seat-belt compliance during designated times, according to the release. The goal is to reduce late-night fatalities of those not wearing seat belts, the release said.
Additional officers will be on patrol looking for impaired drivers and violators of seat-belt laws during certain periods, Chief Robert Pyznarski said in the release. The first enforcement period starts Nov. 18.