Naperville Police Encounter Positive Trend during Child Passenger Safety Enforcement Campaign
The Naperville Police Department is pleased to announce that after almost 21 hours of patrol during last month’s Child Passenger Safety campaign, officers did not observe any child passenger restraint violations.
“One of our goals here at the Naperville Police Department is to educate motorists on the dangers of not securing children properly in vehicles,” said Naperville Police Sergeant Rick Krakow. “It appears the years of education and enforcement are paying off. I could not be happier that our officers conducted almost 21 hours of patrol, looked at thousands of vehicles, and did not observe an unsecured child.”
Officers assigned to this specific enforcement detail did issue 10 adult seat belt citations, 8 speeding citations, 2 distracted driving citations, a made 1 criminal arrest during the campaign.
For more information on Illinois’ Child Passenger Safety program, including laws, seat selection, installation tips and where to get your child’s safety seat checked, visit www.buckleupillinois.org.
The Child Passenger Safety Week campaign was funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.