Illinois State Police prepare for Memorial Day Weekend
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 Commander, Captain Michael Alvey, is reminding motorists to take the necessary safety precautions to prevent tragedies from occurring during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend.
In a press release, the ISP points out that Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest periods for travelers, and millions of motorists are expected to hit the roadways and interstates across the country.
The ISP will be strictly enforcing the most common traffic violations that result in fatal crashes, otherwise known as the ‘Fatal-Four.’ This includes speeding, DUI, seat belt use and distracted driving.
In addition, the 2019 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign will be continuing through June 2, 2019.
Today also kicks off the nationwide, four-day Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) initiative. Operation CARE aims to reduce the number of crashes through strict traffic enforcement in the areas of alcohol and drug-related offenses, maximum speed limit laws and occupant restraint laws.