ISP to launch 'Drive to Survive' campaign | Events
(KFVS) - The Illinois State Police holds safety as their number one priority.
ISP says their mission is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries on Illinois roadways by getting drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to change their behaviors once they get behind the wheel or on the streets.
The “Drive to Survive” campaign and other High-visibility campaigns, such as “Click it or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” supported by IDOT, The Illinois State Police, County and Local police, will be implemented during November and December to help us achieve our mission.
According to ISP, eight people died in traffic crashes on Illinois roads over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011, with four of the eight killed in crashes involving a drinking driver. Statewide 839 people were injured in Illinois roads over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2011.
Captain Stehley said in a statement:
“Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives”. Stehley went on to say “Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.”
The "Click It or Ticket" campaign raises awareness among motorists which continues to reduce the risk of fatalities on America's roads.
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