District 1 troopers of the Illinois State Police will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties in May.
These Step patrols allow the ISP to focus on what is called the fatal four violations which contribute to traffic crashes and fatalities. These are DUI, Safety Belt and Child Restraint Violations, Speeding and Distracted Driving.
The ISP will increase daytime and nighttime patrols during this time. The project is funded through the Illinois Department of Transportation.