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Posted on: May 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Roadside Safety Check

Roadside Safety Check

Niles, IL – The Niles Police Department will conduct a roadside safety check in Niles on Saturday May 4, 2019 in the area of Milwaukee and Jonquil.

During roadside safety checks, police officers slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who show signs of alcohol impairment and other violations. This is part of a comprehensive traffic safety initiative by the Niles Police Department’s, Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, S.T.E.P.

May’s S.T.E.P. initiative is the operation of Unsafe Vehicles. Officers will be looking for vehicles with operating with unsafe equipment. In addition officers are urging drivers to use hands free technology when operating a vehicle and using a cellular telephone.

This roadside safety check is paid for by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

“Programs such as these are conducted regularly to ensure drivers are operating their vehicles safely,” said Commander Robert Tornabene. “This is part of an ongoing strategy to keep the village streets safe for Niles’s residents and commuters.”

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