After a number of recent crashes, the Illinois State Police are increasing their commercial vehicle enforcement along the I-57 corridor.

ISP To Use Federal Funds To Deploy More Troopers On I-57

The increased truck enforcement comes after ISP’s District 13 received federal funds, allowing them to employ troopers to focus on semi truck traffic along I-57. From a recent statement from ISP’s District 13:

“Because the issue on I57 is so complex, we are deploying a multifaceted approach to solving it. You’ve seen increased Fatal Four enforcement, now we look to one of the many other roadway users to address poor choices. Because we ALL have a hand in making our roadways safer and because commercial motor vehicles average over 10,000 per day traveling across I57, we have partnered with the Feds and our commercial vehicle section to fund additional Troopers to patrol the I57 corridor.”

The ISP truck campaign will involve an increased number of commercial vehicle inspections and traffic enforcement. ISP Trooper Joey Watson told WSILTV,It’s making sure that the driver is not fatigued. It’s making sure that all their paperwork is in order, making sure they’ve been checked over by a doctor and are fit to drive.”

On July 20, a truck driver lost his life in a three truck crash on southbound I-57 near Ina, Illinois.