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Local Police Agencies Conducting 'Traffic Safety Initiative' This Friday

Local police departments, the DuPage County Sheriff and Illinois State Police will be increasing patrols along the 55th Street Corridor on Friday, April 18.


This Friday, April 18, the Hinsdale Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies in a special traffic safety campaign along the 55th St. corridor.

The purpose of this campaign is to increase the safety of motorists using the thoroughfare, through education and traffic enforcement. Police's efforts will concentrate on speed enforcement, occupant restraint violations, distracted driving, as well as any other safety violations that may be observed.

In additional to Hinsdale, other participating police agencies implementing enforcement plans according to their own community, including Clarendon Hills , Westmont, Downers Grove, Lisle Police, Naperville, the DuPage County Sheriff's Office and Illinois State Police.

The news advisory did not indicate what time the traffic initiative would start this Friday. All motorists are advised to put down the cell phones, buckle up and drive safely not just on Friday, but at all times, Hinsdale Police said. 

 

Robert April 15, 2014 at 08:01 AM
Is "the 55th street corridor" the section of route 83 between 63rd and Ogden? I've never heard that term before. Thanks in advance.
Bob B April 16, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Do you think someone at Patch can answer the previous poster's question?
Robert April 17, 2014 at 02:01 PM
thanks bob. i got nabbed last year on one of these things. it was a sunday afternoon and i was headed home from work. sneaky cop on foot popped up from behind the concrete center divider by ogden. he shot a line of cars with a radar gun. they pulled four of us over at once. i got a ticket for going 67. i was only going 62. that's why im so interested in the location. if they're doing that again i'll leave the house early and take the scenic route.
Bob B April 17, 2014 at 03:21 PM
Hey, Us Bobs/Roberts got to stick together. It's a shame that no one at Patch bothers to respond to the legitimate questions on the site.
Donna April 17, 2014 at 10:56 PM
I've never heard that term either---Lorraine Swanson are you listening???? Can you clarify your story?

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