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The Illinois Department of Transportation, along with Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies are encouraging you to drive sober for Halloween. Data shows that as of October 25th, traffic fatalities around the state are down by 56 from the same time as last year. ISP Acting Director, Brendan Kelly, says just don’t do it. “Getting a DUI will haunt you forever,” He says, “Whether it’s a pumpkin or a driver, getting smashed ruins Halloween.”  ISP has some tips for having the best SAFE Halloween. Designate a sober driver. Either call a cab, use a ride-sharing service, or take a taxi, or call a friend. Use a designated driver program. If you do see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and call 9-1-1. If you see an impaired person trying to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely, and make sure everyone in your vehicle wears a seat belt and children are secured in a car or booster seat.  

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