Kane County law enforcers are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a high-visibility enforcement campaign to crack down on impaired driving during the winter holidays.
From Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, motorists will see an increase in patrols and traffic stops, along with additional messaging on the dangers of driving impaired.
“Please work with us in ensuring that everyone can safely celebrate this year by driving sober and unimpaired,” said Chief Robert Porter “Drunk driving crashes are tragic and totally preventable. Let’s make our streets safe for everyone during this Holiday season.”
Police Departments recommend these safe alternatives to driving impaired:
- Plan ahead for a sober ride home. Designate a sober driver, take public transportation or use a ride-sharing service.
- If available, use your community’s sober ride program.
- If you’re with a friend or family member who intends to drive impaired, take their keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
- Always buckle up! It’s your best defense against impaired drivers.
The Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is administered by IDOT with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
SOURCE: Huntley Police Department, Illinois Department of Transportation