From January 29th through February 14th, the Flora Police Department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Holiday Mobilization Plus Program, which coincided with the recent Super Bowl.  Funds were provided to the City of Flora by IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety, which administers the funds from the Federal Government.  This is part of the ongoing campaign of “You Drink and Drive, You Lose”.


Chief John Nicholson releases the following information:

From January 29th through February 14th, the Flora Police Department participated in the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Holiday Mobilization Plus Program, which coincided with the recent Super Bowl.  Funds were provided to the City of Flora by IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety, which administers the funds from the Federal Government.  This is part of the ongoing campaign of “You Drink and Drive, You Lose”.

Extra emphasis was given to the last night hours, where statistics show there are more impaired drivers and seat belt usage is at its lowest.  This is part of a nationwide effort to save lives by removing impaired and other unsafe drivers from the roadway. 

Chief Nicholson advised that this most recent campaign resulted in:

46 total traffic tickets issued, of which 4 were for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol; 11 for Operation of Uninsured Vehicles; as well as 5 unlicensed drivers.  There were also 10 fugitives apprehended, and 16 misdemeanor criminal arrests made.