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Buckle up and designate a sober driver for Thanksgiving weekend

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Above / Look for banners with public safety advice from Naperville Police to motorists. This Thanksgiving weekend (and every day), designate a sober driver and always buckle up.

This Thanksgiving, the Naperville Police Department is joining the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement to ensure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving sober with a “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign that runs Nov. 17-27.

“Thanksgiving means more vehicles on the road – and an increased risk of crashes,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “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.”

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities. Proper seat-belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the statewide seat-belt usage rate has room for improvement at 92.9%.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

  • 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, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.

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

Safety patrols increase from Nov. 17 through Nov. 27

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