Aug. 16, 2019 – As the Labor Day holiday approaches and Illinois residents mark the end of summer with celebrations, the Oak Park Police Department will join law enforcement agencies throughout the state in cracking down on impaired, unbuckled and distracted drivers.
The high-visibility crackdown will start today through the early morning hours of Sept. 3.
“Our goal is to help ensure that Oak Park’s residents and visitors make it home safely after the party ends,” said Police Chief LaDon Reynolds. “We’ll be out in force to keep impaired drivers off the roads. If you’ll be celebrating, we urge you to plan ahead for a sober ride. It could be a matter of life or death.”
Oak Park Police are partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for the increased statewide effort.
Before the fun starts this Labor Day, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has “Life or Death” consequences.
For more information about traffic safety in Oak Park, visit www.oak-park.us/police or email firstname.lastname@example.org.