SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTING TRAFFIC SAFETY CHECKPOINT IN ROBBINS
Thursday, March 12, 2015
—Cook County Sheriff’s Police will conduct a roadside safety checkpoint tomorrow (Friday) night through early Saturday morning in Robbins, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
At the checkpoint officers will ensure drivers are complying with Illinois driver's license and registration requirements as well as determine whether anyone is driving impaired.
The checkpoint's aim is to emphasize roadway safety, increase seatbelt usage by motorists, promote the importance of safe travel, and help reduce the number of vehicle crashes in Cook County.
During a Jan. 30 to Feb.1 enforcement period, Sheriff’s Police issued 30 citations for seat belt violations, five for speeding, seven for driving without insurance and nine for cell phone/texting use while driving.
The checkpoint is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.