Naperville Police to Motorists: Drive Sober and Stay Off the Naughty List This Holiday Season

The Naperville Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and law enforcement throughout the state for a high-visibility enforcement campaign to crack down on impaired driving during the winter holidays. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 4, 2021, motorists will see an increase in patrols and traffic stops, along with additional messaging on the dangers of driving impaired.

“During this season of caring, let’s remember to extend our goodwill to fellow motorists,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Rick Krakow. “The best way we can do that is by making a commitment to drive sober and thereby help ensure that we all make it to our destinations safely.”

The Naperville Police Department recommends the following safety tips

  • Plan ahead for a sober ride home. Designate a sober driver, take public transportation or use a ride-sharing service.
  • If you’re with a friend or family member who intends to drive impaired, take their keys away and make arrangements to get them home safely.
  • Always buckle up! It’s your best defense against impaired drivers.

The Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is administered by IDOT with federal highway safety funds managed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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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.