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IDOT and Law Enforcement Urging Fans to Safely Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

Millions of people this weekend will gather to watch the Super Bowl.  The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police are kicking off the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and the Click It or Ticket campaigns this weekend.  State Police will add troopers in many regions to identify, and remove, impaired drivers from Illinois roadways.  Law enforcement will focus on safety belt use during late-night hours, when motorists are less likely to buckle up.

 

In Illinois last year, four motor vehicle fatalities occurred on Super Bowl Sunday.  Three of the four fatalities involved a drunk driver.  If you plan to drink on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver before the party begins.  Call a taxi, sober friend or family member, or use mass transit, to get yourself home safely.  Report impaired drivers to law enforcement, and always buckle up.  Spend the night where the party is being held and sleep it off.

 

For more information about IDOT's impaired driving programs, visit www.drivesoberillinois.org or www.buckleupillinois.org.

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