Memorial Day Enhanced Police Enforcement Planned

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:

The Crystal Lake Police Department Urges Motorists to Safely Celebrate this Memorial Day Holiday Period

The Crystal Lake Police Department will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state for the 2016 Click It or Ticket campaign that runs from May 16-30.

CL Police Car Dole at Main BeachOfficers will be out in force day and night during this time frame, cracking down on seat belt law violators and impaired drivers.

Motorists caught driving unbuckled will be ticketed and those caught driving impaired by drugs or alcohol will be arrested.

Illinois seat belt law requires all front and back seat occupants to buckle up.

During statewide observational surveys conducted by IDOT in 2015, the overall usage rate for rear seat occupants was 84.9 percent, versus 95.2 percent for drivers and front seat passengers.

Of the 274 fatalities in 2015 that occurred during night time hours, 42 percent were unbuckled.

Provisional numbers show that 13 fatalities occurred on Illinois roadways during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend; three of those fatalities were alcohol-related.

Wearing a seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver.

It is also important to remember that officers enforce seat belt laws year-round, both day and night.

Be sure to buckle up and never drive impaired – you may save your life, or the life of a loved one.

The law enforcement crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign that reminds motorists to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket,” and is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with funds made available via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.

For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit


Memorial Day Enhanced Police Enforcement Planned — 2 Comments

  1. “Revenue enhancement”.

    There’s a lot of money being spent for 3 alcohol related deaths statewide on a holiday weekend.

  2. And it is federally funded in part.

    And now … your papers, please.

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