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ISP to be on alert this Labor Day Weekend

ISP to be on alert this Labor Day Weekend

ULLIN, IL (KFVS) -

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials statewide are reminding drivers to make safety their number one priority while driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Thousands of drivers are expected to hit the roadways and interstates nationwide.

Law Enforcement officials are pushing for zero fatal crashes by enforcing the four most common traffic violations: Speeding, DUI, seat belts and distracted driving.

Troopers are expected to swamp the roadways looking for violators. Troopers will also be on heightened alert monitoring intelligence from the Statewide Terrorism Intelligence Center (STIC) for any suspicious activity, vehicles, special alerts and criminal activity crossing state lines.

"The Illinois State Police will be out aggressively enforcing the fatal four," said District 13/22 Interim Commander Kenneth Ryder. "Our goal is to provide a safe environment for the people of the State of Illinois and the motorists passing through. If your Labor Day celebration includes alcohol, designate a driver and please, focus on the road and drive distraction free."

State police statewide are also working with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to make sure that highways are safe and clear of road distractions that can hinder safe driving and road safety.

Troopers will also be equipped with radar and LIDAR devices to monitor drivers speeding.

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