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Law Enforcement

State and local law enforcement agencies are vital partners in helping IDOT in Driving Zero Fatalities to Reality! The department has compiled valuable information and resources (see tabs below) to better serve the needs of state and local law enforcement entities.

Grants

Roadside Safety Check.jpgIDOT's Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering disseminates federal funds for local communities and state agencies to conduct highway safety counter-measures aimed at reducing highway crashes and resulting deaths, injuries, and property damage. Highway Safety Program Grants ("Section 402") are designed to help state agencies, counties, and communities initiate programs to address traffic safety related problems and generally to promote traffic safety on our roadways.

State Police.jpgAll grant projects, except state agency projects, run parallel with the federal fiscal year, October 1 through September 30. State agency projects run on the state fiscal year, July 1 through June 30. If you are interested in applying for a Highway Safety Grant, please visit the Traffic Safety Grants website.




Reporting

IDOT uses motor vehicle crash information for a number of critical services including, crash data analyses, safety program design, and roadway engineering design with the ultimate goal of preventing fatalities or injuries on Illinois roadways. For more information, please visit the Crash Reporting web page.

In addition to crash reporting, IDOT collects and compiles data for the Traffic and Pedestrian Stop Study. For more information on this study, please visit the Traffic and Pedestrian Stop Study (Reporting and Results) webpage.

IDOT also evaluates each highway safety project with enforcement components such as: Local Alcohol Program (LAP) and Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) using crash and citation data provided by local police departments. For a complete list of forms used for Highway Safety Grants, please visit the Forms page on the Traffic Safety Grants website. For more information on the evaluations created from the submitted grant forms and crash reporting, please visit the Evaluations website.

Expressway Camera Act

The Expressway Camera Act, commonly referred to as the Tamara Clayton Expressway Camera Act, 605 ILCS 140/1 et seq., was enacted to create a program involving the Illinois State Police, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for the use of automated license plate reader cameras (ALPR) on State right-of-way for law enforcement purposes. The Illinois Department of Transportation is responsible for administering Road Funds, subject to appropriation and issuing permits when ALPRs are located on expressways or State highway systems under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation.

As of September 1, 2022, the Illinois State Police is currently operating the Expressway Camera Act program in Cook County. The Illinois Department of Transportation is continuing to collaborate with the Illinois State Police to expand the operation of this program to additional counties including Boone, Bureau, Champaign, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Henry, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, Macon, Madison, McHenry, Morgan, Peoria, Rock Island, Sangamon, St. Clair, Will, and Winnebago.

OPS-T-12: Installation of License Plate readers within State Right-of-Way

Contact Us

IDOT offers a number of traffic safety services that focus attention on specific areas of concern. Please contact the Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering or the Bureau of Data Collection for more information.

Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Phone: (217) 782-3568

Grant Information: DOT.TSgrants@illinois.gov
Evaluation Information: DOT.BSPE.EvalUnit@illinois.gov

Illinois Department of Transportation
Bureau of Data Collection
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62764
Phone: (217) 785-3062

Crash Information: (217) 785-3056
Traffic Stop Study: (217) 524-1117