PEOTONE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: State police encourage safe driving during prom, graduation season
Peotone Chamber Of Commerce issued the following announcement on May 7.
Illinois State Police District 5 in Joliet is reminding young drivers to “think responsibly” when celebrating prom and graduation season.
The department’s primary message is “Please Return On Monday,” according to a news release. During the next couple of weeks, state police will be conducting “high visibility patrols with aggressive enforcement of the ‘Fatal 4’ violations: DUI, speeding, seat belt, and distracted driving, with a focus on DUI violations.”
“District 5 would like to emphasize safe driving habits and urge motorists to avoid behaviors that are likely to cause injury and fatal crashes, such as the ‘Fatal 4’ violations,” Capt. Darryl Bogard ISP District 5 commander said in the release. “Please have safe and memorable prom and graduation celebrations.”
According to the release, car crashes kill more teens during the weekends of prom and graduation season than any other time of the year. State police aim to modify teen driving behaviors such as distractions, carelessness, fatigue and inexperience, which combined with drugs or alcohol, can be lethal.
State police will be conducting “Seat Belt Enforcement Zones” in additions to the direct patrols with the goal of concentrated efforts toward voluntary compliance. The release also emphasizes that drivers not using their hand-held devices while behind the wheel saying, “Drop it and drive, buckle up, and don’t use alcohol or drugs.”
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Source: Peotone Chamber Of Commerce