Naperville Police Department Begins Independence Day Crackdown on Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Law Violators
The Naperville Police Department will be conducting a traffic enforcement campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers from June 25 through July 8 to encompass the Independence Day holiday, an all-too-often deadly time on Illinois roads.
“We encourage residents to celebrate Independence Day safely,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “If you’re going to drink, don’t drive. Too many people die behind the wheel each year because of those who choose to drive impaired by alcohol or drugs. Our officers will be out in full force, showing zero tolerance for impaired drivers.”
Naperville Police will join the Illinois State Police and more than 150 local police and sheriff’s departments for the increased statewide enforcement effort.
Naperville Police will also be conducting a road side safety check on Friday, June 29.
“This Fourth of July, designate a sober driver and don’t let friends or family members drive drunk,” said Sgt. Zook. 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 a 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 9-1-1.
- 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 campaigns are funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.