State running motorist protection
'Click It or Ticket' campaign
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[NOV. 20, 2004]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois
Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law
enforcement agencies throughout the state are teaming up this
holiday season to warn motorists to "Click It or Ticket." The goal
of this campaign, which begins Monday and continues through the end
of the year, is not to write tickets but to save lives.
News conferences throughout the state
on Monday will kick off the enforcement effort. Secretary of
Transportation Timothy W. Martin, along with other representatives
from the Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and
local law enforcement, will be on hand to remind motorists to buckle
up every trip, every time. The events are scheduled in Quincy,
Springfield, Rock Island, Maryville, Marion, Rockford, Chicago and
While the Click It or
Ticket enforcement campaign will be conducted on all Illinois
roadways, special emphasis will be placed on residential roadways
and on young drivers. Motorists are at equal risk of death or injury
while running an errand close to home as they are when traveling on
an interstate highway.
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During the mobilization effort,
officers will conduct saturation patrols and safety belt enforcement
zones, and the state police will coordinate road side safety checks.
Officers will also be watching for impaired drivers.
The public is reminded to celebrate
safely this holiday season.
Department of Transportation news release]