Hinsdale police cracking down

As Labor Day nears, Hinsdale police are partnering with law enforcement across the state in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign to stop impaired driving and save lives.

The initiative, which began Aug. 20 and runs through Sept. 8, involves stepped-up impaired driving patrols and seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are at their lowest, along with monitoring for speeding and distracted driving.

“Impaired driving kills more than 10,000 people in the United States each year,” said Hinsdale Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “Please plan ahead for a safe ride home before you leave the house. It truly is a matter of life or death.”

Those consuming alcohol should designate a sober driver and not let friends or family members drive drunk.

The campaign is made possible by federal highway safety funds by the Illinois Department of Transportation.