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The holiday season is upon us and if you’re celebrating with a drink, the Evanston Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from and into the New Year. Seat belt law violators will also be a focus as far too many still die because they failed to take the simple step of buckling up every time they get in a vehicle. 

“It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” said Traffic Unit supervisor Sergeant Tracy Williams.   “Drunk driving is a choice you make, and when you make that choice, people get hurt or die. That’s why we’re joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and law enforcement throughout Illinois and the nation to share the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“The safest way to get home is to drive sober or catch a ride with a sober designated driver. If you plan on drinking at the holiday party or at a restaurant, plan ahead and hand the keys over to someone else – a sober friend, a taxi or public transportation,” Williams continued. 

In addition, seat belt law violators will receive a ticket – no exceptions. Click It or Ticket applies to the back seat, too. Illinois law says you have to buckle up, no matter where you’re sitting

Visit buckleupillinois for more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns.  

The holiday season is upon us and if you’re celebrating with a drink, the Evanston Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from and into the New Year. Seat belt law violators will also be a focus as far too many still die because they failed to take the simple step of buckling up every time they get in a vehicle. 

“It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” said Traffic Unit supervisor Sergeant Tracy Williams.   “Drunk driving is a choice you make, and when you make that choice, people get hurt or die. That’s why we’re joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and law enforcement throughout Illinois and the nation to share the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“The safest way to get home is to drive sober or catch a ride with a sober designated driver. If you plan on drinking at the holiday party or at a restaurant, plan ahead and hand the keys over to someone else – a sober friend, a taxi or public transportation,” Williams continued. 

In addition, seat belt law violators will receive a ticket – no exceptions. Click It or Ticket applies to the back seat, too. Illinois law says you have to buckle up, no matter where you’re sitting

Visit buckleupillinois for more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns.  

The holiday season is upon us and if you’re celebrating with a drink, the Evanston Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Due to the increase in drunk driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from and into the New Year. Seat belt law violators will also be a focus as far too many still die because they failed to take the simple step of buckling up every time they get in a vehicle. 

“It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” said Traffic Unit supervisor Sergeant Tracy Williams.   “Drunk driving is a choice you make, and when you make that choice, people get hurt or die. That’s why we’re joining with the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and law enforcement throughout Illinois and the nation to share the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

“The safest way to get home is to drive sober or catch a ride with a sober designated driver. If you plan on drinking at the holiday party or at a restaurant, plan ahead and hand the keys over to someone else – a sober friend, a taxi or public transportation,” Williams continued. 

In addition, seat belt law violators will receive a ticket – no exceptions. Click It or Ticket applies to the back seat, too. Illinois law says you have to buckle up, no matter where you’re sitting

Visit buckleupillinois for more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns.