The 2014 Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns kick off May 9 in Illinois. The purpose of the campaigns is to help save lives by cracking down on those who choose to drink and drive and on those who choose not to buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
In addition, the Plainfield Police Department will be conducting additional seatbelt enforcement zones on Saturday, May 3.
The Plainfield Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and over 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save lives by strongly enforcing seatbelt laws and arresting impaired drivers. Further, the Plainfield Police will be teaming up with the ISP to conduct a roadside safety check during the Memorial Day weekend to detect and arrest impaired drivers.
Seatbelts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists still are not buckling up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash is even greater. Remember, wearing your seatbelt is your best defense against an impaired driver.
While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 9 through May 26, officers are out enforcing seatbelt laws year round. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You will save the cost of a ticket and may save a life.
The Memorial Day “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety.
For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.