Carterville, IL police announce holiday safety campaign

CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - The Carterville Police Department has announced its plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled and distracted drivers.

The high-visibility crackdown will run from Aug. 20 through the early morning hours of Sept. 4 to include the Labor Day holiday.

"We need our community to understand that it's up to everyone to make the smart decision to drive sober on Labor Day and every day," said Interim Chief Mike Flaningam. "This isn't about writing tickets or making arrests. This is about saving lives and helping people realize impaired driving can be fatal. It's a matter of life or death."

The Carterville Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for the increased statewide effort.

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