Media release regarding the upcoming
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign.
Rockford, IL – As Labor Day nears and the kids head back to school, the Rockford Police
Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired
driving and help save lives.
“While celebrations marking the last days of summer may still look different than years
past, the potential remains for an increase in the number of impaired drivers on the
roads,” said Traffic Sergeant Jason DoBran. “Impaired driving kills more than 10,000
people in the United States each year.”
The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign runs from
Aug. 19 through the early-morning hours of Sept. 7.
During this period, motorists in
Rockford can expect to see stepped-up impaired driving patrols and seat-belt
enforcement, particularly at night when seat-belt usage rates are at their lowest.
Speeders and distracted drivers should also be aware.
If you’re celebrating this Labor Day, remember to designate a sober driver and don’t let
friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair
judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.
The Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is made possible by federal
highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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