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Chillicothe Times-Bulletin - Chillicothe, IL
  • State police out in force for Super Bowl weekend

  • Illinois State Police officials announce enforcement plans for the up-
    coming Super Bowl weekend.
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  • Springfield - Illinois State Police officials announce enforcement plans for the up-
    coming Super Bowl weekend.
    The Illinois State Police will strictly enforce moving violations during this Super Bowl
    weekend with an emphasis on the fatal-4 violations: DUI, Speeding, Distracted
    Driving and Seat Belts. ISP Troopers issued more than 1,000 fatal-4 citations during
    the 2012 Super Bowl weekend.
    Alcohol is a leading factor in fatal traffic crashes, especially during celebratory
    weekends. In 2011, 278 people were killed on Illinois highways as a result of drunk
    drivers, a figure which represents one-third of the total crash related fatalities for that
    year. Last year, four lives were lost as a result of alcohol related crashes during Super
    Bowl Sunday. It is for these reasons ISP officials are reminding Super Bowl fans to
    celebrate responsibly with a designated driver.
    "Driving under the influence is still the number one cause for traffic crashes and
    fatalities during the holidays, and Super Bowl weekend is no different,” said ISP Director
    Hiram Grau. “The Illinois State Police will strictly enforce DUI and will target those
    violators who place their lives and the lives of others at risk when they choose alcohol
    over safety,” he stressed.
    The ISP is urging motorists to make this Super Bowl Sunday one to remember, not one
    to regret. Help keep the roads safe by planning ahead and designating a driver.

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