ISP Troopers Place Enforcement Emphasis on Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspections
DOWNERS GROVE, IL – The Illinois State Police (ISP) announced today that the agency will join 15 states with access along the I-90/94 corridor for a massive public safety initiative (I-90/94 Challenge) aimed to reduce traffic fatalities and prevent criminal activity.
The Illinois State Police are taking the “Challenge” to step up enforcement patrols with aggressive enforcement on Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) safety.
Beginning at midnight on August 1, ISP Districts throughout Illinois will saturate areas of I-90/94 with dedicated police resources specifically targeting the ISP Fatal 4 (Speeding, DUI, Seatbelts & Distracted Driving), CMV compliance, CMV inspections and illegal criminal & drug activity.
Illinois State Police officers will have dedicated officers conducting commercial motor vehicle safety inspections and have identified stretches of I-90/94 where enforcement details will be assigned. Illinois State Police truck inspectors will check for mechanical deficiencies, unlicensed drivers, logbook violations, overweight trucks and trailers and CMV out of service violations.
Additionally, occupant restraint violations, distracted driving violations, impaired driving, and speeding violations are at the top of the ISP’s Fatal 4 enforcement list.
Each ISP District that has I-90/94 within their patrol boundaries will participate and have strong law enforcement presence during this detail.
“Our collective efforts to ensure that this stretch of I-90/94 is safe throughout this four day saturation period will require the resources and dedication of our troopers, investigators and inspectors,” said ISP Operations Colonel Michael Zerbonia. “We are committed to supporting this multi- jurisdictional highway enforcement effort on behalf of Illinois to enhance road safety and public awareness,” he added.
Within the last year, Illinois State Police has conducted more than 88,000 CMV inspections.