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DeKalb County Sheriff releases stats on speeding enforcement

As construction work continues on Plank Road and Peace Road in DeKalb County, law enforcement are keeping a watchful eye on the areas to enforce speed limit restrictions.

According to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 57 citations were issued during their monthlong speeding enforcement campaign in August in the construction zones.

Of that total number, 51 of the citations were for speeding, and the six others were for driving on a suspended license, driving without a valid driver’s license, operating uninsured, and driving with a suspended registration.

In the construction areas of Plank Road and Peace Road, regardless of whether workers are present or not, the speed limit is 45, sheriff’s deputies reminded drivers, according to the release.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says it will continue ti aggressively enforce speed limits in the work zones, according to the release.

The speeding enforcement campaign was funding by grants through the Illinois Department of Transportation using federal dollars managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the release.

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