Hinsdale police plan late-night enforcement
Updated: December 16, 2012 6:06AM
Between Nov. 12 and 25, the Hinsdale Police Department will intensify enforcement of impaired drivers and safety belt violators.
According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, midnight to 3 a.m. is the deadliest time on Illinois roads. The data also show this time of day has the highest percentage of alcohol involvement and the lowest occupant restraint use.
The Hinsdale Police Department recommends designating a sober driver and not letting friends and family drive impaired. Other important tips include:
• Plan ahead. Designate a sober driver.
• If you are impaired, call a taxi, use mass transit or call a sober friend or family member.
• Promptly report impaired drivers you see on the roadways to law enforcement.
• Wear your safety belt.
The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and it runs concurrently with a media campaign that will remind motorists Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. For more information, visit www.drivesoberillinois.org.~.