The Illinois State Police is reminding motorists to drive safely this weekend.
As Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest periods for travel, practicing safe driving is imperative for vehicles. The Illinois State Police is reminding all motorists to avoid the “fatal-four” most common factors of fatal vehicular accidents; Speeding, driving while under the influence, distracted driving and failure to wear a seat belt or helmet. They also will be watching for motorists who fail to slow down and move over for vehicles on the side of the road with rotating or flashing lights.
Illinois Sate Police District 12 commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt said, “It really takes every person on the road; focus on the task at hand and let’s keep everyone safe. Help us help you, please drive alert and enjoy the unofficial end of Summer weekend.”
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign concludes on September 4th, and ISP officers will demonstrate zero tolerance for impaired drivers.