During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the Illinois State Police will be increasing their law enforcement patrols.

It's nothing new. In fact, I can remember them from way back in high school. The state and even local police departments are out in full force to protect the community. This happens during major holidays or when people have a tendency to party a lot.

According to wqad.com,

"Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and police in Illinois are taking extra steps to promote safety and enforce the law during the period. State troopers will be increasing the strictness of their enforcement of speeding, DUI, seat belts, and distracted driving, which he calls “the Fatal Four” violations. Troopers will be highly visible on interstates and heavy-traveled state routes."

"The Illinois State Police is also partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation and joining in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2 to especially campaign against riding in a vehicle without wearing a seat belt. The agency encourages drivers to do their part in ensuring safety on the road, by reminding you to keep your eyes on the road, watch your speed, making sure all passengers are buckled, and not driving after drinking alcohol."

I would think this is something we shouldn't have to worry about but unfortunately, people still do it. Please be careful.


 

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