From staff reports
Palos Park police, like many police agencies, are seeing drivers treating local, county and state routes like interstates.
“We are seeing more speeders despite less traffic as some drivers take advantage of the streets being empty,” said Chief Joe Miller.
“While the Palos Park Police Department is seeing fewer traffic accidents, the stay-at-home order doesn’t seem to have stopped drivers from getting aggressive on the roads. We are reminding drivers that open roadways are not a free-for-all and do not give us license to drive faster than the speed limit because conditions may permit it.
“While everyone continues to endure the coronavirus pandemic, we should all hope drivers will not only consider their safety, but also the safety of others around them. It is more important than ever that we all do our part.
“Unfortunately, there are some drivers out there who will go as fast as traffic allows so when we have very light traffic, as we have recently, they will go as fast as they can without regard to the speed limit.
“Our message is simple, we are asking drivers to slow down. Drive like you’re in the neighborhood where you live, where your kids play and where your neighbors are.”