Voluntary Compliance and Enforcement Efforts are Key to Safe Travel
Pittsfield – Lieutenant Jon Dively, D-20 Interim Commander, is reminding motorists to make safety their number one priority while driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest periods for motorists in Illinois. Although the Illinois State Police (ISP) will be out patrolling Illinois roadways, it will take a combined effort to ensure a safe holiday weekend.
The ISP encourages motorists to avoid the fatal four. Speeding, driving under the influence, distracted driving, and failing to wear your seat belt, are the four most common causes of fatal traffic crashes. A driver traveling at a faster speed will cover more ground and have less time to react to a road hazard. Speed is also a factor into the severity of traffic crashes. The ISP will be monitoring speed on Illinois roadways so be sure to watch your speed this holiday weekend.
Alcohol is often present during Labor Day weekend celebrations and it is also a factor in one-third of fatal traffic crashes. The ISP encourages those who will be traveling this holiday weekend to please designate a sober driver.