Above / This Halloween and every day, don’t drive impaired. Drive sober and be extra careful to watch for all ages of Halloweeners as they trick or treat after dark.
The Naperville Police Department is urging motorists to commit to sober driving this Halloween when children and their families will be walking through neighborhoods after dark in search of candy and spooky fun. If you will be out scaring up a good time, remember to plan ahead for a sober ride home.
“If you’re heading out to a Halloween party, make sure to decide how you’ll get home before the party starts,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “Just one drink or hit can impact your ability to drive safely and make responsible decisions. Planning ahead will help keep you – and others – safe.”
Never get behind the wheel impaired
It is illegal in Illinois to drive impaired by alcohol, marijuana or any other impairing substance. DUIs are not restricted to alcohol-related offenses. If you drive high, you’ll get a DUI.
Over the next couple weeks, the Naperville Police Department is participating in a statewide enforcement campaign to crack down on impaired drivers and urges residents to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe this Halloween:
• Plan a safe way to get home before you attend a party.
• Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing app, or call a sober friend or family member to get home.
• Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to accompany you home.
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so.
• If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.
The Halloween enforcement and awareness effort is funded by federal highway safety dollars administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Report submitted by NPD Public Information.