Naperville Police Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up and Drive Sober This Thanksgiving
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~ This Thanksgiving, the Naperville Police Department is joining forces with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement to ensure holiday travelers are safe on the roads. The "Click It or Ticket" and "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" enforcement campaign will run from Nov. 17-27.

Sgt. Derek Zook of the Naperville Police Department said, "Thanksgiving means more vehicles on the road – and an increased risk of crashes. No matter how long or short your drive, remember to buckle up and make sure children are in a safe seat. By buckling up and making a plan for a sober ride home, you help everyone have a safe and happy holiday."

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The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities by encouraging proper seat-belt use. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the statewide seat-belt usage rate is currently 92.9%.

If you plan on celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember to plan for a sober ride home before you go out. Call a taxi, take public transportation, utilize a ride-share service, or ask a family member to get you home safely. If you see a drunk driver on the road, pull over safely and call 911. Additionally, make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt as it is the best defense against an impaired driver.

This enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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