120 tickets issued in Route 30 rail, traffic crackdown
Beacon-News Staff August 16, 2012 3:46PM
Updated: September 18, 2012 6:08AM
More than 120 tickets were issued in one day last week along the Fox Valley’s Route 30 corridor during a special police speed-awareness campaign.
Several local departments, including Plainfield and Montgomery, teamed-up with faces4.org to help curb speeding and increase awareness of safety along the route.
Four railroad police departments conducted enforcement along railroad tracks that paralleled Route 30 to cite drivers and pedestrians who committed violations involving highway railroad grade crossings and railroad property.
Included in the total of 228 tickets issued were 123 for speeding, 38 for failure to use seatbelts, 17 for no insurance and 13 for blocking railroad grade crossings. The other tickets covered a variety of safety and other violations.
Police issued another 83 warning tickets to motorists and took seven commercial vehicles out of service.
Among the participating agencies were the Illinois State Police; Illinois Commerce Commission Police; sheriff’s offices in Kendall and Will counties; police in Montgomery, Oswego, Joliet, Plainfield and Crest Hill; and the police agencies from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National, Union Pacific and CSX railroads.