Illinois State Police District 11 Troopers issued 1,837 citations, 1,548 written warnings, and made 46 criminal arrests during the month of February, according to Illinois State Police District 11 Commander, Captain Brad Parsons.
Speeding accounted for 784 citations and 261 were issued for occupant restraint violations.
Troopers investigated 189 traffic crashes -- four of which included fatalities -- and assisted 665 motorists. There were 405 commercial vehicle inspections, 30 of which caused vehicles to be taken out of service for safety reasons. There were 24 arrests made for driving under the influence and 69 other citations issued for alcohol-related violations.
District 11 includes Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, and St. Clair counties.
According to the National Safety Council, the major contributing factors to motor vehicle deaths in the United States include lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, distractions, and large trucks.
Parsons said the Illinois State Police tailors its enforcement activities and educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.