Illinois State Police District 12 Commander, Captain Kelly Hodge, is urging motorists to drive safe this Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day is a huge nationwide travel weekend and millions of people are expected to hit the roads.
The ISP reminds motorists that they will be diligently enforcing the four most common traffic violations: Speeding, DUI, lack of seat belts, and distracted driving.
During the weekend, make sure to encourage fellow motorists to be safe. In particular, make sure to secure a designated driver for after parties where there is alcohol, stay focused on driving and eliminate distractions like cellphones, adhere to speed limits, and buckle up.
Captain Hodge said “During this kick off to summer activities, keep safety in the forefront, by wearing helmets and reflective gear on motorcycles and bicycles.”
According to a press release, the ISP issued 3,309 tickets for speeding, had 217 DUI arrests, issued 961 seat belt violations, and cited 164 distracted drivers. The ISP encourages all motorists to be safe and lower those numbers this Memorial Day Weekend.