RPD announce results of traffic enforcement campaign

The Rockford Police Department Thursday released figures on its recent Traffic Investigation Unit’s enforcement campaign.

On Wednesday, RPD officers targeted two different areas for motorist violations: Charles Street, from 9th Street to Parkside Drive; and Broadway, from 9th Street to Alpine.

RPD says these targeted programs help “raise awareness of safety-related traffic violations and to reduce the overall number of and severity of crashes in these areas.” The department added that these two roadways had seen an increase in injury-crash severity lately.

Officers were able to conduct 60 traffic stops during the campaign, with the following results:

  • 30 Speed-related citations
  • 17 Cell phone usage citations
  • 5 Insurance violations
  • 2 Window tint violations
  • 1 Seat belt violation
  • 7 Driver’s license violations

The department in a statement said it “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.”

–Staff report

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