Hanover Park Police Department Conducts Holiday Traffic Enforcement Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEHanover Park, IL
January 5th, 2020
Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill
– The Hanover Park Police Department partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation and law enforcement across the state for the 2019 holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Dec. 16, 2019 - Jan. 2, 2020.
Hanover Park Police Department took the following enforcement actions: 16 seat belt/child seat citations, 6 speeding citations, 2 distracted driver citations, 17 other citations, 1 traffic arrest and 2 drug arrests.
The Hanover Park Police Department ramped up its usual enforcement efforts during the holiday season, adding two checkpoints and seven additional officers. Extra emphasis was placed on late-night hours, when statistics show most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.
“We can’t stress this enough: Impaired driving is deadly, illegal behavior, and it puts the driver, passengers and other road users at risk,” said Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill. “The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign helps our law enforcement officers address this problem head on. Because of this special enforcement effort, our roads were safer for the holidays.”
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.