The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge (ITSC) is a friendly competition between similar size and type of law enforcement agencies. It is a program coordinated by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) Traffic Committee and supported by a NHTSA grant administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering (BSPE), as well as much-appreciated funding from private entities.


The Challenge is much more than a peer competition. It is a template for law enforcement agencies to identify traffic issues, plan strategies, reduce social harm and improve the quality of life in their communities. The Challenge helps agencies demonstrate successes to their government officials, community leaders and citizens. The Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge provides law enforcement agencies with an opportunity to contribute to the Illinois' Strategic Highway Safety Plan and have a significant impact on the reduction of crashes, deaths and associated injuries across the state.

News, Training and Events

2021/22 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Online Application Posted 1/4/22 at

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2022 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge "How To "

LIVE Seminars are back!

The 2022 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge "How To" seminars are LIVE again.  Two seminars will be offered this year:

Thursday, February 3, 2022  from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Schaumburg Police Department

1000 W. Schaumburg Road

Schaumburg, Il



Friday, February 4, 2022 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Springfield Police Academy

3501 Color Plant Rd.

Springfield, Il

You need to register for this event

For more information Click here


LIFESAVERS is Coming to Chicago in March 2022

Online registration opens in NOVEMBER. 

Visit the LIFESAVERS website in September

for the schedule of eventsand to book your hotel room

at the conference hoteland site of all conference

activities, the Hyatt Regency.

Lifesavers website link


2020/21 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Awards

 Breakfast FREE Event Photos

The 2020/21 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge  Awards Breakfast Photos are available for FREE.  Click on the link to view the photos.  Use the download icon to select your photos.  Feel free to use with all your social media outlets.  

Click here:

You will see a purchase button  when the smug mug page loads.  Scroll down to the photo(s) you want  and click on the photos . You will then see a down load icon to the left.  Hit that icon and the photo will download to your computer.  Again, this is free.

2020/21 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of our 2020 Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge Winners.  This years awards breakfast is being held in conjunction with the Midwest Police and Security Expo in Tinley Park on Friday 8/20/21 from 9am to 10:30am

Click here for the list of 2020 Winners

Latest Traffic Case Law Update-  2021

Here is the latest edition of the Illinois Traffic Laws and Courts publication from ISBA.  The Sokolowski case takeaway is that even though the Administrative Code does not require an officer to check the mouth of the arrestee prior to the breath test, it is STRONGLY recommended. Click here to view.


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