YORKVILLE – The Kendall County Sheriff’s Office announced the results of a Saturation Patrol Initiative Traffic Enforcement Campaign officials recently participated in.
According to a Thursday, Sept. 17 sheriff's news release, deputies focused efforts on speeding and unsafe driving-related traffic offenses on Illinois Route 126 in an effort to increase awareness and enhance traffic safety. Illinois State Police District 5, Yorkville Police Department and Plainfield Police Department also took part in the traffic safety campaign, per sheriff's officials.
From Aug. 31 through Sept. 4, deputies conducted 84 traffic stops and issued 48 traffic citations, including 38 speeding citations and two aggravated speeding citations for speeding in excess of 26 mph over the posted speed limit, the highest being 87 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. Deputies also issued citations for disobeying no passing zones, violations of Scott’s Law – or not moving over or slowing down for stopped police or emergency vehicle – and possession of cannabis in an unapproved container, along with 40 written warnings for other moving or equipment violations during the week.
There were a total of 210 traffic stops made by all of the participating law enforcement agencies, with 158 total citations issued, according to the Thursday news release. That included 122 speeding citations, eight aggravated speeding citations and 1 illegal transportation of alcohol. Twenty-one additional citations were issued and 83 written warnings were given.
Sheriff's officials wrote in the news release they want to remind the public that the week-long campaign was intended to bring attention to the dangers of unsafe driving and excessive speed. All drivers should remember the importance of abiding by the posted speed limit and always staying alert and concentrating on the road, officials wrote.