(Courtesy of Illinois State Police District 12) The Public Took Heed and Delivered
Effingham, Il – The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is generally one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year.
As millions of travelers took to Illinois roadways to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, encouraged motorists to drive safely.
The ISP joined the Illinois Department of Transportation and other law enforcement agencies to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket.
The Click It or Ticket campaign officially started on November 17.
The goal of this high- visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries and fatalities.
Stepped-up patrols and seat belt enforcement zones were seen throughout the state through November 27.
Along with regular patrols, ISP also had additional patrols out to help remove intoxicated drivers from Illinois roadways.
“Traffic crash reduction is a priority”, said Captain Ristvedt.
“Efforts by our District 12 Troopers, during this heavy travel period were dedicated to achieving zero fatalities.
We are thankful those traveling in and through the ten District 12 counties were able to reach their destinations safely.
We will continue to do our part of education and enforcement to help keep the zero fatality trend going all through the holidays”, he added.
Drivers can do their part to ensure they, and their passengers, experience safe travels.
Simply keeping your eyes on the road, watching your speed, buckling your seatbelt, and refraining from driving after consuming alcoholic beverages can reduce your chances of being involved in a traffic crash.