CAMPTON HILLS – The Campton Hills Police Department is again teaming up with the Illinois Department of Transportation this holiday period to enforce safety belt, speeding and impaired driving violations.
“If you fail to buckle up during this holiday period, you run the risk of getting a ticket, or worse, being injured or killed,” Chief Dan Hoffman said in a news release.
The same applies when motorists have been drinking and choose to drive.
“We want all drivers and passengers to ‘Click It or Ticket,’ day and night – and remember, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,’ ” he said.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that those least likely to buckle up are teens, young adults, males, motorists traveling on rural roads and those in pickup trucks, especially during late-night hours.
Data indicate the highest percentage of motorists die in alcohol-related crashes during late-night hours, which is also when the lowest percentage of vehicle occupants are properly restrained.
“I urge everyone driving on Illinois roadways this holiday season to drive carefully, do not drive impaired and, most importantly, buckle up each and every trip, night or day,” Hoffman said. “Remember, the best defense against an impaired driver or a distracted driver is a safety belt.”
Visit www.buckleupillinois.org for more information about the “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns.