Regional Route 59 Traffic Safety Initiative on May 9

On Monday, May 9, 2022, the Naperville Police Department will join with numerous law enforcement agencies in northern Illinois to conduct a traffic safety initiative along the Route 59 corridor.

From Lake County to Will County, participating agencies will use education and traffic enforcement in an effort to increase the safety of motorists using the thoroughfare. Naperville Police Department’s efforts will concentrate on speed, distracted driving and occupant restraint violations, as well as other safety violations noted during the enforcement initiative.

“We call this regional campaign Route 59 on 5/9,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Rick Krakow. “When the weather starts to improve and the windows go down, we tend to notice that both the music volume and driving distractions tend to go up. We want to remind motorists to obey the posted speed limit, wear their seat belts and put their phones down. Our goal is to reduce the number of traffic crashes along Route 59, especially those that result in serious injury or death.”

Police departments from the cities of Antioch, Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Plainfield, Shorewood, Streamwood, Warrenville and West Chicago are expected to participate in this initiative along with the Illinois State Police District 15. Each jurisdiction will implement their own enforcement action based upon the needs of their communities.

The Naperville Police Department would like to remind all motorists to always drive safely by using proper restraints, following the rules of the road and avoiding distraction.

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