Silvis police announce drunk driver, seatbelt stats


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Posted Online: July 14, 2014, 10:45 am
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Press release submitted by Bill Brasche

The Silvis Police Department releases Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket crackdown statistics

(Silvis, IL) – "The Silvis Police Department issued 5 seat belt citations and 2 child restraint citations during the recent Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket crackdown on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators," said Sgt. Craig Gelande.

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drivers off our roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours.

The Silvis Police Department joined forces with 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.

















 



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