Rockford Police Department kicks off Thanksgiving campaign for safe and sober driving




Rockford Police Department kicks off Thanksgiving campaign for safe and sober driving

Rockford, IL – Rockford Police Department today announced it’s joining with the Illinois
Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police, and nearly 200 local police and sheriff’s
departments to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket and Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over
throughout the Thanksgiving holiday.

“We want our community to understand that it’s up to them to make the smart decision to drive
sober Thanksgiving weekend and every day,” said RPD Traffic Sergeant Jason Dobran.
“Remember – if you’re going to drink or use other impairing substances, don’t drive. We will be
stepping up patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure everyone makes it home
from their celebrations.”

The safety campaign will run Nov. 19 – Nov. 29 leading up to and following the Thanksgiving Day
holiday, one of the busiest times on Illinois roads.
If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

 Make a plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
 If you’ve been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass
transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.
 Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or use public
 If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
 Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense
against an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered
by the Illinois Department of Transportation.



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