Editor's note: The following is taken in part from a press release issued by Plainfield Police Department Traffic Sgt. Eric Munson:
In response to what police called an "inordinate" amount of fatal and serious-injury crashes along Route 126 this year, Plainfield police will partner with other area police departments to conduct a multijurisdictional Speed Awareness Day along the Route 126 corridor on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Sponsored by Families Against Chronic Excessive Speed (www.faces4.org) and the Illinois Department of Transportation, the enforcement will include:
- BNSF Railroad Police
- Canadian National Railroad Police
- CSX Railroad Police
- Illinois Commerce Commission Police Department
- Illinois State Police
- Kendall County Sheriff's Police
- Plainfield Police Department
- Union Pacific Police Department
- Will County Sheriff's Department
- Yorkville Police Department
The goal of the campaign is to increase traffic safety and reduce traffic crashes along the Route 126 corridor through both education and enforcement.
During the campaign, all traffic laws shall be enforced, with an emphasis placed on speeding vehicles, commercial motor vehicle violations, and violations involving the laws associated with highway railroad grade crossings. In addition to enforcement, educational posters and signs will be displayed, and traffic safety literature will be distributed to motorists.
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