Crackdown campaign a success
Updated: August 20, 2012 6:10AM
“Kenilworth Police wrote 63 traffic tickets, 26 seat belt violations and cited three minors for underage drinking over the course of the recent July 4 ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket’ crackdown which ran from June 22 through July 4,” said Lt. Dave Miller.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drives off the roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours.
Kenilworth Police joined forces with more than 200 other state and local law enforcement agencies in conducting the crackdown campaign featuring high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities including a media campaign and additional police activity.
Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest buckle up.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket” campaigns.