Naperville Police Department Plans Stepped-up Traffic Enforcement for July Fourth Celebrations
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~ As Independence Day approaches, the Naperville Police Department is ramping up their efforts to ensure the safety of all residents and motorists. In a recent press release, the department announced that from now until the early morning hours of July 8, officers will be working tirelessly to keep impaired drivers off the road and ticketing those who are not wearing seatbelts.

Sgt. Derek Zook of the Naperville Police emphasized the importance of staying sober while behind the wheel. "It's a straightforward message: If you're behind the wheel, stay sober," he said. "Don't drink, use marijuana, or consume any other impairing substances before or when driving." He also added that officers will be on duty around the clock to enforce traffic laws and ultimately save lives.

Driving under the influence not only puts oneself at risk but also endangers passengers and other drivers on the road. The decision to avoid driving while impaired is a simple one that could potentially save lives.

To further enhance their efforts, the Naperville Police Department is collaborating with over 200 local police and sheriffs' departments as well as the Illinois State Police in a unified effort to increase enforcement during this period.

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In order to ensure a fun and safe holiday celebration, Naperville Police are urging everyone to follow some important tips. These include designating a sober driver before heading out, preventing friends and family members from driving under the influence, using safe alternatives such as taxis or ride-sharing apps if one finds themselves impaired, utilizing designated driver programs available in their community, reporting suspected drunk drivers by pulling over and dialing 911, and ensuring that all passengers in their vehicle are buckled up.

The traffic safety enforcement effort is made possible through federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. This includes programs such as "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," "Drive High Get a DUI," and "Click It or Ticket." These efforts are further supported by IDOT's "It's Not a Game" media campaign, which highlights the serious consequences of impaired driving and other unsafe driving behaviors.

As Independence Day approaches, the Naperville Police Department is committed to keeping the roads safe for all. They urge everyone to do their part in preventing impaired driving and ensuring that all passengers are properly buckled up. Let's all work together to make this holiday a safe and enjoyable one.

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