Holiday Safety Enforcement Dec. 16 – Jan. 2
With grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Safety Programs and Engineering and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting a holiday-time traffic enforcement operation starting Dec. 16.
The operation will run through Jan. 2 throughout the village.
Gurnee Police officers will work longer hours during these dates, paid for courtesy of grant funds.
The focus of the program is to remove drunk and drugged drivers from the roadways, increase safety belt compliance, child safety seat use, and to curb speeding motorists.
Gurnee Police Department suggests drivers to heed the following tips to keep the holidays safe and happy for everyone:
- Even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk – or worse, the risk of having a crash.
- If you will be drinking, plan ahead; designate a sober driver before the party begins.
- If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys, take them home or help them arrange a safe way home.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life.
- Buckle your seat belt, regardless of where you are seated. Seatbelts save lives.
- And remember, driving after drinking should never be an option. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket.