Press Release- Sheriffs Office Garners Excellence Award for Speed Awareness Day

12/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

The McHenry County Sheriff's Office has been accorded the Excellence Award from the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police Association (ILACP) for its contribution on Speed Awareness Day 2018.

The second annual Illinois Speed Awareness Day, July 25, was a coordinated effort among the ILACP; Families Against Chronic and Excessive Speeding; Illinois Department of Transportation; Illinois Sheriff's Association; Illinois State Police; Illinois Tollway Authority; local law enforcement agencies; school districts; and numerous other private and public agencies throughout Illinois.  The goal was to save lives and prevent injuries by getting motorists to simply slow down, obey the posted speed limits, and more importantly, to not excessively speed. 

The 2018 statewide campaign totals were over 1,000 hours spent on education, 1,049 citations and 1,215 warnings were issued. The McHenry County Sheriff's Office issued 67 citations, 23 warnings, and had one arrest on that day.

"Motorists know that speed kills, and partnerships like Speed Awareness Day help give anyone a reminder of that fact," said Sheriff Bill Prim.  "I am pleased that our staff's extra effort has brought us this recognition."

For more information on Illinois Speed Awareness Day, please visit These partnerships have been formed to help further a traffic safety culture in Illinois and to reduce traffic fatalities and injuries resulting from speeding. 



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