Illinois State Police may conduct roadside safety checks in St. Clair or Madison counties during the month of March.
A roadside safety check is an effective tool for generating voluntary compliance by the motoring public, according to Capt. Brad Parsons, District 11 commander. The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange designated drivers, keep their consumption of alcohol within the allowable limits or not drive a motor vehicle after drinking.
State troopers will also watch for drivers who are operating vehicles in an unsafe manner, driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license and transporting open alcoholic beverages.
The safety check is funded through a grant from the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The grant is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety.