Beginning at midnight on Friday, the Illinois State Police joins 15 other states to step up enforcement on commercial vehicles as part of a "massive public safety initiative" to help reduce traffic fatalities and prevent criminal activity.
Police throughout Illinois will saturate areas along I-90/94 to target speeding violations, DUI, seatbelts, distracted driving, compliance laws, and illegal criminal and drug activity.
“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,” ISP Operations Colonel Michael Zerbonia said. “We are committed to supporting this multi-jurisdictional highway enforcement effort on behalf of Illinois to enhance road safety and public awareness."
As part of the I-90/94 Challenge, dedicated officers plan to conduct commercial motor vehicle safety inspections, while state police truck inspectors check for mechanical deficiencies, unlicensed drivers, logbook violations, overweight trucks and trailers and CMV out of service violations.
Other states with access to the corridor will do the same. The crackdown lasts through Aug. 4.
In the last year, police conducted more than 88,000 commercial motor vehicle inspections at the state level.