|SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) will participate in the National Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) Holiday Lifesavers Weekend, December 15-17. During this enforcement mobilization to remove drunk drivers from Illinois roads and highways, enforcement activities will include roadside safety checks, saturation patrols, and aggressive driving reduction efforts. |
Motorists are encouraged to drive with their headlights turned on in support of "Lights on for Life," Friday, December 15, a day to remember those killed or injured by impaired drivers. Illinois State Police Director Sam W. Nolen said, "The tragedy of impaired driving is preventable. By designating a sober driver, calling a taxi, or remaining overnight, the chance of everyone arriving at their destination safely significantly increases."
Last year, 122 persons lost their lives on Illinois roadways during December - 37 of these alcohol-related. Motorists should always follow these live-saving measures when traveling:
Don’t drink and drive. Always use seat belts and child safety seats. Respect other motorists and drive defensively. Watch for changing weather conditions.
"The holiday season can be a joyous occasion for everyone by observing these safety practices," Nolen concluded.