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July Fourth Crackdown on Drunk Drivers & Seat Belt Law Violators

Jun 11, 2018 12:47PM ● Published by Nate DeMont

Police departments are no longer allowed to use quota systems in distributing tickets. Drivers who are stopped also will not be required to surrender their license.


The Oswego Police Department is announcing its plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on drunk and unbuckled drivers.

The crackdown will run from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads. The Oswego Police Department will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.

This Fourth of July, please designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk. Other important tips include: 
* Give your 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. 
* Promptly report drunk drivers to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911. 
* Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is your best defense against an impaired driver.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaign is funded 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.
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