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Oregon Police-Drive Smart: Reduce Your Speed for Safer Travel

The Oregon Police Department announced it is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies, to step up enforcement efforts across the state in an effort to reduce speeding.

Throughout the month of July, motorists can expect increased patrols looking for speeding, as well as other traffic violations. 

“Speeding causes unnecessary danger on our roads,” said Interim Chief Matthew Kalnins. “Speed greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Speeding drivers put themselves, their passengers, and other motorists at tremendous risk.” 

During the speeding enforcement blitz, officers will intensify enforcement of posted speed limits. 

Offenders will be stopped and ticketed – especially on the main roads of Washington St. and 4th St. Officers will also enforce traffic violations in all of the surrounding neighborhoods. 

The speed enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT.

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