The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reminds motorists not to try their luck by drinking and driving this St. Patrick’s Day. If planning to celebrate with alcohol, motorists are urged to designate a driver, call a cab or ride-sharing company, or take public transit.
The Illinois State Police (ISP) and law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, and police will be conducting roadside safety checks and seat belt enforcement zones.
Impaired driving puts everyone on the road at risk of a crash, or even death. IDOT encourages motorists who plan to imbibe to plan ahead for a safe trip home and celebrate responsibly.