The Illinois State Police is planning more roadside safety checks in the Big Z listening area this month in an attempt to catch drunk drivers and others making the roads a more dangerous place.  Safety checks are designed to keep roads safe by taking those engaging in dangerous behavior off the road.  Alcohol and drug impairment are significant factors in over 40 percent of all fatal motor crashes in Illinois.

In a previous interview, Illinois State Police Spokesman Trooper Calvin Dye, Jr. told the Big Z that there are a lot of drivers breaking the law.

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Police believe roadside safety checks are effective tools for generating voluntary compliance with DUI laws by the motoring public.

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