You might notice more law enforcement on the roads today than normal. There’s a reason, it’s the 4th Annual Speed Awareness Day. According to the website;
By combining the resources of both public and private entities a common goal can be achieved; 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 Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) Traffic Safety Committee and Families Against Chronic Excessive Speeding (FACES4) understands the importance of tying together the legislative, educational and engineering component of speed awareness to the enforcement component of speed awareness that law enforcement agencies can bring to the table. Thus in 2016, the ILACP Traffic Safety Committee founded Illinois Speed Awareness Day in partnership with FACES4. The ILACP continues to manage and coordinate the program each year and has worked to build partnerships with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Sheriffs’ Association, Illinois Tollway Authority, hundreds of local law enforcement agencies, school districts, and numerous other public and private sector agencies.