Buffalo Grove Police Planning Traffic Enforcement Campaign for July 4th Holiday Period

drive-sober-350x330Buffalo Grove Police have announced plans for their Fourth of July traffic enforcement, with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 17 through July 8, 2019 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to, and after Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.

“We’re asking all of our residents and visitors to celebrate Independence Day safely,” said Sergeant Michelle Kondrat. “It’s simple; If you’re driving, don’t be intoxicated. Our officers will be out in full force to keep impaired drivers off the road.”

Buffalo Grove Police will join the Illinois State Police and more than 160 local police and sheriff’s departments for this increased, statewide enforcement effort.
“This Fourth of July designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive under the influence,” said Sergeant Kondrat.

Other important tips include:

  • Give the designated driver your keys before you go out.
  • If you are drunk or impaired by marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get you home safely.
  • When driving, promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over your vehicle and calling 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. Not only is it the law, it’s your best defense against an impaired driver.

The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaigns are made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The crackdown runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that impaired driving has life or death consequences. Visit LifeOrDeathIllinois.com for more information.