On March 9, 2017, the Rockford Police Traffic Investigation Unit conducted a traffic enforcement detail in the areas of Charles Street from 9th Street to Parkside Drive, Broadway from 9th Street to Alpine Road, from S. Alpine from O’Connell to Samuelson Rd, and on Perryville from Spring Brook to Sentinel, to raise awareness of safety-related traffic violations and to reduce the overall number of and severity of crashes in these areas. These areas were selected based on data noting an increase in injury-crash severity. Officers conducted 45 vehicle stops during the detail, the results of which are as follows:
• 31 Speed-related citations
• 10 Cell phone usage citations
• 2 Insurance violations
• 2 Window tint violations
• 1 Seat belt violation
• 1 Driver’s license violation
The Rockford Police will continue to perform safety-related traffic enforcement details and remind drivers to help prevent fatalities and reduce injuries on the roadways by obeying the rules of the road at all times.