Holiday safety push in full force


CENTRAL ILLINOIS - Keeping the roads safe is the top priority this holiday week.

They're stepping up their drunk driving and seat belt enforcement campaign as a final safety push this year.

Preliminary figures show that 937 people have died in car crashes this year. That's 53 more people than the same time last year.

As part of the campaign, drivers can expect to see hundreds of roadside safety checks, seat belt enforcement zones and enforcement patrols looking for drunk drivers and unbuckled drivers.

Transportation officials say the increase in enforcement comes at a time of year when data shows late-night alcohol involvement is higher and seat belt use lower than at other times throughout the year.


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