Illinois State Police District 20 Operations Officer, Lieutenant Brian Anderson, has announced District 20 enforcement and activity figures for December 2017.

Illinois State Police District 20 Troopers issued 307 citations, 479 written warnings and made 38 criminal arrests during the month of December. Speeding accounted for 168 citations and 43 citations were issued for occupant restraint violations.

Troopers investigated 16 traffic crashes, assisted 98 motorists and conducted 144 commercial vehicle inspections. There were 3 arrests made for driving under the influence.

District 20, which encompasses Adams, Brown, Pike, Schuyler and Scott counties, experienced no traffic crash fatalities in December.

According to the National Safety Council the major contributing factors related to motor vehicle deaths in the United States are lack of occupant protection, alcohol, speeding, young drivers, distractions and large trucks.

In an effort to reduce fatalities, the Illinois State Police uses enforcement activities and educational programs to fight these major contributing factors.