Illinois Unveils 42-Bike Patrol Unit
July 11, 2006
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The Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today unveiled the Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau, a 42-officer motorcycle patrol unit.
IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety is providing more than $500,000 for motorcycles, specialized equipment and uniforms for the new unit by obtaining funding through federal highway dollars specifically set aside for improving highway safety.
Officials say the officers will focus on highway safety, primarily speed enforcement, in an effort to make Illinois' highways safer by targeting the "Fatal Five," violations: speeding, safety belts, improper lane usage, following too closely and driving under the influence.