ISP launches Operation Fatal 4 for Labor Day weekend | News
(KFVS) - Illinois State Police statewide are reminding drivers to make safety their number one priority while driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The Labor Day weekend is one the busiest driving periods and thousands of drivers are expected to hit the roadways and interstates nationwide.
ISP says Law Enforcement officials will push for ZERO fatalities by enforcing the four most common traffic violations: Speeding; DUI; seat belts; and distracted driving.
"Drunk driving remains a serious, unacceptable threat to our families and our communities," said District 13 Commander Thomas Stehley. "Our campaign is clear – if you choose to drive drunk, you will be held accountable."
ISP officials will also be working closely with the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center monitoring intelligence and special alerts looking for suspicious vehicles and criminal activity crossing state lines.
“Thanks to the dedication and hard work of Local County and State law enforcement, we've made significant progress in reducing roadway deaths in recent years,” Commander Stehley said.
In addition to enforcement messages and public awareness safety campaigns, districts statewide are also working with the Illinois Department of Transportation to ensure that highways are safe and clear of road distractions that can impede or impact safe driving and roadway safety.
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