The Commander of the Illinois State Police District 12, Lieutenant Cory Ristvedt, is asking motorists to do their part in keeping this year’s Independence Day weekend a safe one, travel-wise. The State Police is reminding all motorist to drive sober or find a designated driver.
The Illinois State Police is prompting motorists to avoid the “fatal four” most common cause of fatal vehicular accidents. These are speeding, driving while under the influence, distracted driving, and failing to wear a seat belt. However, driving while under the influence is number one cause of fatal accidents on Independence Day. The State Police released tips for driving sober this holiday.
- Plan a safe way home before beginning your fun
- Designate a driver if you plan to drink
- If impaired, get a ride home from a friend, family member, or public transportation
- If you see an impaired driver, don’t hesitate to report it to 911
- If you see an impaired individual preparing to drive, take their keys and arrange a way home for them
Lieutenant Ristvedt said, “We urge motorists to exercise safe driving habits, while enjoying this holiday weekend”.