State Police to hold April safety checks in Adams County

Posted: Mar. 30, 2013 1:44 am Updated: Apr. 6, 2013 2:15 am

Troopers with the Illinois State Police District 20 will conduct Roadside Safety Checks in Adams County throughout April. Officers working the detail will be watchful for drivers who operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, transporting open alcoholic beverages or driving under the influence.

The Illinois State Police has zero tolerance for impaired driving. Alcohol and drug impairment is a significant factor in nearly 40 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes in Illinois. Roadside Safety Checks are designed to keep the roads safe by taking DUI offenders off the road. The project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Traffic Safety.