Effingham, Ill. – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, announces emphasis on deterring and stopping impaired driving during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
ISP Troopers will strictly enforce the Fatal Four violations of DUI, Speeding, Distracted Driving, and Failure to Wear Seat Belt.
These are the traffic violations which are most attributed to fatal crashes.
“If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over”, said Captain Ristvedt.
“Plan ahead and designate a sober driver: Together, lets keep the roads safe”, he added.
Alcohol is a leading factor in fatal traffic crashes, especially during celebratory weekends.
The ISP is reminding motorists to help keep the roadways safe by planning ahead and designating a driver, calling a cab, or using a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft.
Everyone wins if the weekend fatal crash score is zero.
Via Illinois State Police District 12