Government Fleet Top News

Illinois State Police Adds Motorcycles

July 19, 2006

COLLINSVILLE, IL – The Illinois State Police has set up a Motorcycle Enforcement Bureau to beef up its small motorcycle force, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Their goal is to reduce fatalities. The police will ride Harley-Davidsons, which can reach a speed of 114 mph, allowing officers to get to crash scenes more quickly than squad cars because of their ability to maneuver through traffic.Another benefit of operating small motorcycles is cost. Operating a motorcycle costs roughly 14 cents a mile, compared with 52 cents for a squad car, the report said. The cost of leasing each motorcycle is $1,963 a year, including maintenance.A $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Division of Traffic Safety pays for the motorcycles and specialized equipment. Statewide, 42 troopers in six platoons have completed training to become certified to use motorcycles. Officers will target speeding, improper lane use, following too closely, driving drunk, and not wearing seat belts.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Do you insure your technicians personal tools? Do you have any policies in regards to technicians keeping a personal inventory of their...

View Topic

My agency currently uses live local auction to dispose of surplus assets. We would like to move to on-line. Can anyone give me any...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1055 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

Don McCullagh was the founder and former president of McCullagh Leasing.

Read more