Enhanced Traffic Enforcement over Thanksgiving Holiday

A press release from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department:

Before You Hit the Road This Thanksgiving:  Click It or Ticket – Every Trip, Every Time

This turkey didn't get the axe.

This turkey at Dennis Brinkman’s home didn’t get the axe.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is joining efforts along with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police, and local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt and impaired driving laws over this Thanksgiving period.

Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes.

Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle occupants die in motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, in the United States, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone. It’s a sad statistic, but even sadder is that many of those deaths could have been prevented with one simple click of a seat belt.

Whether you’re going across town or across the state this Thanksgiving, please make sure everyone in the car is wearing a seat belt. By law in Illinois, everyone must wear a seat belt no matter what seating Visit www.buckleupillinois.org for more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns.


Comments

Enhanced Traffic Enforcement over Thanksgiving Holiday — 5 Comments

  1. Seatbelt laws are more government intrusions into our privacy
    designed to enhance revenue.

    “We Serve And Collect” – in the name of safety, of course.

  2. really?

    You really don’t want to go there,do you?

    This is not a free country.

    You have been lied to.

    Martial law means an excercise by government where you get stopped for doing something that is ABSOLUTELY NONE of their business.

    What part of that do you not understand, really?

  3. Nothing wrong with a good Terry Stop.

    If something’s wrong with my vehicle or I’m driving like a moron, give me my citation. I’ll take full responsibility.

    Just don’t ask me stupid questions like “where you coming from” or where am I going, or can you search my vehicle?

    Your just going to get answers that will ruin your day.

    Just give me my ticket.

    Your ‘on the clock’, I’m not.

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