Items tagged: Safe Driving

Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to National Highway Transportation Safety Administration data, there were 264 school-age children (18 and younger) killed in school transportation-related crashes between 2008 to 2017. To help ensure that kids […]


Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]


This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Your Seat Belt

Media Contact:  Sgt. Geoffrey Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov   The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and with all the excitement, travelers can become more focused on celebrations than getting to their destinations as safely as possible.   Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle […]