The Will County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Illinois State Police and law enforcement across the state to step up efforts to stop impaired driving as we near the end of summer and the busy Labor Day weekend. No matter how you plan to celebrate summer’s end, make sure you do it safely.
“Our first priority is to keep people safe, so we’re asking everyone to plan ahead for a sober ride home if they’ll be drinking or using another impairing substance,” said Traffic Lt. Denny. “Let’s make this a partnership between law enforcement and motorists: Help us protect the community and put an end to the dangers of impaired driving.”
The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs from August 18 through September 5. Motorists can expect to see roadside safety checks, more officers on the road, and increased messaging about the dangers of impaired driving.
The Sheriff’s Office will also be stepping up seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage is lowest.
This enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.