Impaired Driving Selective Enforcement Grant

For Release: 
Jan 23, 2009

Administration - Press Releases - 2009

Impaired Driving Selective Enforcement Grant

GURNEE, IL - January 23, 2009 - Beginning January 30th and running through February 15th, the Gurnee Police Department will be conducting special enforcement throughout the village, with n emphasis on impaired driving.

Funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these enforcement actions are being conducted in order to remove drunk and drugged drivers from the roadways.

Officers will also be focusing on open transportation of alcohol, zero tolerance for those under 21 years of age, speeding, and safety restraint device usage.

Each year in Illinois, hundreds of people die needlessly as the result of drinking or drugged driving. Hundreds more are seriously injured or permanently disabled, and millions of dollars of property damage occur.

Drivers under age 21 represent 10% of licensed drivers but are involved in 17% of alcohol-related fatal crashes. Illinois DUI laws for drivers under 21 years of age are ugh and will affect your life for years.

Crashes are a leading cause of death for teens. Nationally, six individuals between the ages of 15 - 20 die in motor vehicle crashes each day. About 2 in every 5 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives.

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Revised 01/23/09