The Kane County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an Illinois Department of Transportation funded seat belt enforcement initiative for the Halloween season, from now through Nov. 2, 2020.
The goal of the extra patrols is to bring awareness to the dangers of being unrestrained in a motor vehicle while traveling on Kane County roads.
“Please wear your seat belt, and have a safe and Happy Halloween,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said via Facebook.
The Sheriff’s Office efforts are among the units of local law enforcement taking part in this year’s initiative to check seat belts and enforce drunken driving laws.
The Algonquin Police Department today reminded motorists of the importance of planning for a sober ride home before the scares start and keeping watch for little goblins
walking along roads after dark.
“Halloween is scary enough without adding impaired driving to the mix,” said Sgt. Robert Salazar. “Because even one drink can impair your ability to make responsible decisions, we urge you to make a plan for a sober ride home before you start the celebration.”
Driving impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other substance in Illinois is not only scary, it’s illegal.
Algonquin police remind drivers that DUIs are not restricted to alcohol-related offenses. If you drive high, you’ll get a DUI.
The Algonquin Police Department asks everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe this Halloween:
Plan for a safe and sober way home before you go out: designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member.
Remember, walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as you can safely do so.
If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.
SOURCE: Algonquin Police Department news release, Kane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post
Kane County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page
The Kane County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an IDOT funded seatbelt enforcement initiative for the upcoming…