The Lincolnwood Police Department conducted additional traffic enforcement over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday from March 12 to March 18., reminding motorists to drive sober and buckle up as part of the Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort. The Lincolnwood Police Department joined the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths by arresting impaired drivers and issuing seat belt and other vehicle code violations.
During the four day mobilization, the Lincolnwood Police Department issued:
- three seat belt citations
- two uninsured motorist citations
- five speeding citations
- three distracted driving citation
- one driving without a valid driver’s license citation
- one disobeying a traffic control device citation
The annual campaign may be over in Lincolnwood but that isn’t an excuse to drive impaired. Driving drug or alcohol impaired is illegal and can result in a DUI because it’s extremely dangerous and irresponsible. Additionally, all vehicle occupants, regardless of seating position, are required to wear properly adjusted seat belts.
The Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort is funded with federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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