Celebrate Labor Day, end of summer with a sober driver
As Illinoisans gear up for end-of-summer parties during the long Labor Day weekend, the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are stepping up enforcement efforts and reminding motorists to plan for a safe ride home.
From Aug. 20 through the early morning hours of Sept. 4, ISP and more than 150 local law enforcement agencies are increasing safety efforts with hundreds of additional patrols to arrest impaired drivers during the Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Motorists are also reminded to “Click It or Ticket.”
This Labor Day weekend, help keep your celebration safe by remembering to:
• Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before going out and give that person your keys.
• Call a taxi, use a ride-sharing service or mass transit, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely if you are impaired.
• Promptly report impaired drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911.
• Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears a seat belt. It is your best defense in a crash.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs are funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.