A Designated Driver is Your Lucky Charm This St. Patrick's

As St. Patrick’s Day weekend approaches, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is sharing their plan to be out in full force keeping local roads safe in a traffic enforcement campaign that will run from Friday, March 11 through Friday, March 18.  

In addition to pulling over drivers who appear to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, the department will step up seat belt enforcement—particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are lowest. Speeding, distracted driving and other traffic laws will also be strictly enforced. 

While designating a sober driver is the simplest way to avoid a tragic crash or DUI arrest, here are some additional safety tips: 

  • If a friend is about to drive impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely. 
  • Buckle up, as it’s your best defense in the event of a crash. 
  • Remember, pedestrians are at risk too. If you’re walking, keep an eye out for cars.  If you’re driving, remain alert for impaired pedestrians who may not obey street signs. 

The St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.