Quincy Police Ramp Up DUI Enforcement
Quincy Police say they are ramping up traffic enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving.
The Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over campaign is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Transportation. Police say that from now through Labor Day, authorities will show zero tolerance for driving while impaired by alcohol or other drugs. You can expect to find roadside safety checks and an increased police presence on streets and highways.
In 2013, there were 10,076 people killed in drunk driving crashes in the U.S. That’s almost a third of all traffic fatalities over the course of a year.
Quincy Police Deputy Chief Doug Vandermaiden emphasizes the preventable nature of drunk driving. “All it takes is a little planning. Designate a sober driver or call a cab.”