The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are reminding everyone that they are out in full force to arrest impaired drivers as part of a “drive sober or get pulled over” campaign.
Cynthia Watters, IDOT’s Bureau Chief of Safety Programs and Engineering says it’s not worth the risk of large fines, increased insurance premiums, attorney fees, or potentially killing yourself or someone else. ISP is joining up with local police and sheriff departments to conduct high visibility enforcement during peak periods for impaired driving.
ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly says it doesn’t matter if it’s drugs or alcohol, it’s illegal to drive with them in your system. He encourages you to think before you drink. It can affect you, your passengers, or other people on the road.
The traffic safety effort also coincides with a radio, digital, and TV campaign called “It’s not a game.” Find out more information by visiting www.itsnotagameillinois.com for more information.