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The Illinois State Police is continuing its effort to make zero fatalities a reality this weekend by having extra patrols out this weekend. The patrols are a part of Operation Combined Accident Reduction Effort, or CARE.

 

Master Sergeant Mike Link with the Illinois State Police says there are four main causes of fatal accidents on the roads.

 

 

Link says although many people think it will never happen to them, the police see these crashes regularly. He reminds the public that a car accident can kill anyone at any time.

 

 

Link also wants to remind the public about “Scott’s Law”, also known as the Move Over Law. He says the law was expanded at the beginning of 2017.

 

 

The enforcement efforts this weekend will include roadside safety checks, saturation patrols, and aggressive driving reduction efforts.

 
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