This Thanksgiving, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is joining the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement to
ensure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving sober with a “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled
Over” enforcement campaign.

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Proper seat-belt use is
the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to IDOT, the statewide seat-belt usage rate has room
for improvement at 92.9%.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

• Plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
• Call a taxi, take mass transit, or ask a family member to get you home safely.
• Use your favorite ride-share service or take public transportation.
• If you see an impaired driver, pull over safely and call 911.
• Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois
Department of Transportation.