On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office will join numerous police agencies in northern Illinois to conduct a traffic safety initiative along the Route 59 corridor.
From Lake County to Will County, participating agencies will use education and traffic enforcement in an effort to increase the safety of motorists using the thoroughfare. Lake County Sheriff’s Deputies will concentrate on speed, distracted driving, and occupant restraint violations.
The following police departments are expected to participate in the initiative: Naperville Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Department, Warrenville Police Department, Plainfield Police Department, Streamwood Police Department, Shorewood Police Department, Joliet Police Department, Wauconda Police Department, Bartlett Police Department, Hoffman Estates Police Department, Wayne Police Department, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Will County Sheriff’s Department, among others. Each jurisdiction will implement their own enforcement action based upon the needs of their communities.
Sheriff John Idleburg said, “We often see an increase in aggressive and dangerous driving with the warmer weather. Our Sheriff’s Deputies are always striving to remind motorists to slow down, put the phone down, and drive safely. We don’t want anyone to become a headline for being involved in a serious or fatal crash.”