The Thanksgiving Day holiday, Nov. 23, marks the start of the holiday season. Illinois’ two agencies that deal with traffic safety are encouraging and warning motorists to “click it or ticket.” Thousands of additional travelers will be on Illinois roads and highways over the next few weeks.
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police are promoting the annual campaign to increase seat belt use. IDOT and ISP are partnering with more than 150 law enforcement agencies across the state to increase police patrols and checkpoints. The extra enforcement effort began Nov. 17 and continues through Nov. 27. According to IDOT, not wearing a seat belt drastically increases the occupant’s risk of being injured or killed in the event of a crash.