ALERT!: Driving Enforcement Ramps Up Over Holiday
Law Enforcement Cracking Down With Late Night Patrols
Law enforcement personnel statewide will have an notably increased presence on roads and highways from now through late Monday night with increased patrols, vehicle stops and roadside “safety” checks.
Police and state troopers will be focused on enforcing DUI and safety belt laws. So make sure you’ve got everyone belted up properly and you’re not drinking and driving.
Much of the enforcement will concentrate on the night time as a disproportionate number of drivers and passengers are injured or killed between the hours of midnight and 3 AM. And 79% of crashes during this time of the night are alcohol related.
“The Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies will be partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to conduct numerous enforcement details throughout the weekend,” said Acting Illinois State Police Director Jonathon Monken via press release. “Our goal is to improve safety on Illinois roadways by increasing seat belt usage and decreasing the number of drunk drivers. A motorist stopped for a seat belt violation will receive a citation, and drunk drivers can expect to spend the holiday in jail.”
So, you know the drill. Buckle up, don’t drink and drive and drive safely.
No one needs the to see those flashing cop lights on top of a Crown Vic in their rear view mirror to be a holiday buzz kill.