LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office Fourth of July Traffic Enforcement

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The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office is launching an intensified traffic enforcement campaign from June 21st to July 8th, focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers ahead of the July Fourth celebrations. Sheriff Adam Diss emphasizes the importance of sobriety while driving and encourages the use of designated drivers and seat belts. This initiative is part of a statewide effort in collaboration with the Illinois State Police and local departments, funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with the Illinois State Police and over 200 local police and sheriff’s departments in this unified effort to enhance statewide enforcement during this period. To ensure a fun and safe holiday celebration, we urge everyone to follow these tips:

  • Designate a sober driver before heading out.
  • Prevent friends and family members from driving under the influence.
  • If you find yourself impaired, use safe alternatives such as taxis, public transit, and ride-sharing apps, or contact a sober friend or family member for a ride.
  • Use designated driver programs available in your community.
  • Report suspected drunk drivers promptly to law enforcement by pulling over and dialing 911.
  • Ensure that all passengers in your vehicle buckle up. It’s not only the law but also a crucial defense against impaired drivers.

The traffic safety enforcement effort, including the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High Get a DUI,” and “Click It or Ticket” programs, is made possible through federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. These efforts are complemented by IDOT’s “It’s Not a Game” media campaign, which emphasizes the serious consequences of impaired driving and other unsafe driving behaviors.

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