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City Encourages Safe Driving During the St. Patrick's Day Holiday

City of Highland Park Encourages Safe Driving During the St. Patrick’s Day Holiday
Seat belt compliance, sober driving save lives

March 10, 2021 – As the St. Patrick’s Day holiday approaches, the City of Highland Park encourages residents to plan ahead for a fun, festive and safe St. Patrick’s Day Holiday. The Police Department recommends these safe and responsible alternatives to driving impaired:

  • Plan ahead for a sober ride home. Designate a sober driver, take public transportation or use a ride-sharing service. 
  • If you’re with a friend or family member who intends to drive impaired, take their keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
  • Always buckle up! It’s your best defense against impaired drivers. 
  • Make sure kids are in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8. All children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat. 

The Police Department also shares safe driving tips in a special video:

The Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement throughout the state to encourage safe driving, educate drivers about the risks of driving impaired, and enforce seat belt laws. From March 12 - March 18, motorists will see an increase in patrols and traffic stops, along with additional messaging on the dangers of driving impaired and not wearing a seat belt. 

The Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.