You know the drill. Click it or ticket. Drive sober or get pulled over. Slow down or change lanes when someone's on the shoulder. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are reminding everyone to do their part to keep traffic fatalities low. The state's highway death count remains short of 1,000, and IDOT and the State Police want to keep it that way.
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“During the holiday weekend, Illinois State Police will increase patrols to help make roads safer for the holiday travelers,” said Trooper Emanuel Edwards. “Troopers will focus on identifying impaired drivers, distracted driving, and will be enforcing speed, seat belt, and move over laws.”
“When we get in our vehicles, we should choose to buckle up, to put our children in those child safety seats, to put our cell phones in the glove box, and we must choose not to drive if we've been drinking,” added Melissa Schaive, the occupant protection coordinator for IDOT. “It's as simple as that.”