Law enforcement agencies team up to keep Illinois roads safe

SPRINGFIELD - Officials on the state and federal level are teaming up to enforce safe driving this holiday weekend.

Over 320 local law enforcement agencies are joining forces with the Illinois State Police, Secretary of State Police, and the Illinois Department of Transportation to crack down on drunk drivers.  The themes "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" are featured in the campaign, and encourages sober driving and mandatory safety belt use.

Officials from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving will also participate.

The effort is intended to reduce crashes during a key summer time on Illinois roads.  According to provisional IDOT data, 392 people have died in crashes through July 1 compared to 477 during the same time in 2013.

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