The Downers Grove Police Department will be participating in the 2015 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge. Traffic safety is one of the highest priorities for the Downers Grove Police Department. Department personnel work year-round to educate our citizens, beginning with preschool students, on the importance of being safe in a vehicle, on a bike, and as a pedestrian. Aggressive and consistent traffic enforcement coupled with educational efforts has the greatest chance of reducing the incident of traffic crashes, injuries, and fatalities.
The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge was created to recognize law enforcement agencies for their efforts in addressing traffic safety issues. This program is modeled after the National Chief's Challenge awards developed by the International Association of Chief's of Police to target problematic traffic issues including speeding, impaired driving, and use of seat belts and child safety seats.
Please do your part. Buckle-up on every trip, every time; make sure your children under the age of eight are restrained in a properly fitting child safety seat. Obey the speed limit, especially in school zones or construction zones, and do not drink and drive. It is the police department's goal to have a safe new year. Please make it your goal as well.