Gurnee, IL – The Gurnee Police Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police have awarded 18 individuals with “Saved by the Safety Belt” awards. Award recipients are survivors from serious car crashes taking place in Gurnee during 2012.
"Saved by the Safety Belt” is a statewide program to increase awareness of the lifesaving value of safety belts through public recognition of individuals who survived traffic crashes because they were properly buckled up.
There will be a brief award ceremony that will be held on Thursday, June 27th, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. Mayor Kovarik and Chief Woodside will be presenting the awards in the Community Room at the Gurnee police station; 100 N. O’Plaine Rd., Gurnee, IL. The press is invited to attend.
Anyone with questions about this event may contact the Gurnee Police Department’s traffic safety office; 847-599-7082.
For more information about the “Saved by the Safety Belt” program, please visit http://www.buckleupillinois.org/Saved_by_the_Belt.asp .
Cmdr. Jay J. Patrick
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