FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Criminal Justice Degrees - Columbia Southern University
Let Columbia Southern University help you change your community with an MBA in...

Top News

Decatur Electronics Helps Police to Catch Speeders

June 08, 2006  | 

Decatur Electronics has joined with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois State Police (ISP) to promote work zone safety and speed enforcement during the construction season. State troopers will be deployed in specially equipped vans that include several Decatur Electronics products designed to send a clear message to speeders to slow down.

The vans will be topped with Decatur Electronics’ radar and speed message signs to indicate the speed at which drivers are traveling. Troopers in the vans will be able to take pictures of drivers exceeding posted speed limits in IDOT construction zones.

“Worker safety in construction zones is a clear priority for the governor, the ISP, and the IDOT and also for Decatur Electronics,” says Greg Roberts, national sales manager for Decatur.

According to 2004 data, 39 people were killed in Illinois work zones, two of them workers. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has set a goal of reducing total traffic deaths to fewer than 1,000 on Illinois highways by 2008.

New state speeding penalties signed into law last year will hit first-time work zone speeders, including those caught on camera, with a fine of $375. Two-time offenders are subject to a $1,000 fine and a 90-day license suspension. In addition, drivers hitting a worker are subject to a fine of up to $10,000 and 14 years in prison.

For more information visit

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Police Shortage Hits Cities and Small Towns Across the Country
Numerous police departments around the country are desperately losing manpower with...
Recruit Booted From Chicago Police Academy Wins Second Chance After Legal Battle
His long legal battle shows the difficulties sometimes faced by the Chicago Police...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine