Submitted by the Grayslake Police Department
The Grayslake Police Department in their continued efforts to promote traffic safety will be participating in the national campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket”.
This is a two-week nationwide campaign focusing on impaired drivers and seat belt use that begins on June 23rd and will run through July 6, 2014.
To avoid a potential crash or drunk driving arrest, the Grayslake Police Department recommends designating a sober driver and not letting friends or family members drive drunk. Other important tips include:
- Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver before going out and give that person your keys;
- If you are intoxicated, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely;
- Promptly report drunk drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911;
- Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against a drunk driver.
The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign that reminds motorists, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket.”
In an effort to prevent intoxicated motorists from driving and to keep our roadways safe, the Grayslake Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Check on Thursday, July 3, 2014 in the area of Route 120 and Hainesville Road in Hainesville. Buckle Up and Stay Safe!