Police: This Thanksgiving, buckle up and designate a sober driver
Plainfield Police Department announces its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers
Last updated 11/27/2019 at 3:58pm
As lllinoisans gear up for one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Plainfield Police Department announces its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers. Holiday traffic brings with it an increased risk for accidents. To ensure your family makes it to and from your Thanksgiving feast without incident, make a conscious choice to buckle up and plan ahead for a sober ride home. According to the lllinois Department of Transportation, 15 motor vehicle crash fatalities occurred in lllinois over the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Five of the 15 deaths occurred in crashes involving at least one driver who had been drinking. Plainfield Police are partnering with the lllinois State Police and local law enforcement across illinois for the increased statewide effort. The high-visibility crackdown will run from Nov. 22 through the holiday weekend into the early morning hours of Dec. 2.
The "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaigns are funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has "Life or Death" consequences.
Visit LifeOrDeathlllinois.com for more information.