Harwood Heights Police Plan Roadside Safety Check
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
As part of a national campaign against impaired driving, the Harwood Heights Police Department is planning to screen drivers on Harlem Avenue during Labor Day weekend.
The police will be conducting roadside safety checks on Friday, Aug. 28 from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. on the 4700 block of Harlem Avenue, according to information released this week from the police department. The road block is being held in conjunction with a nationwide campaign led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Transportation.
In addition to roadside safety checks, during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Aug. 24 through Sept. 7, police departments throughout the U.S. will increase the number of officers on the road in an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
Harwood Heights police will also be issuing tickets to drivers passing through the roadside safety check without a seatbelt, according to information from the police department.
"The Harwood Heights Police Department takes this enforcement very seriously," said Frank Biagi, Deputy Chief of Police for Harwood Heights. "We have been participating in the crackdowns for over 10 years now, and during that time we have made a number of arrests for impaired driving and various other infractions, while at the same time spreading awareness on this serious issue."