Illinois State Police officials unveiled enforcement plans for the 50th Super Bowl weekend.
Troopers will strictly enforce moving violations with an emphasis on Fatal 4 violations: DUI, speeding, distracted driving and seat belts. Troopers issued more than 1,850 Fatal 4 citations during the 2015 Super Bowl weekend, 105 of which were DUI.
Alcohol is a leading factor in fatal crashes, especially during celebratory weekends. ISP officials again are reminding Super Bowl fans to celebrate responsibly with a designated driver.
“DUIs are responsible for nearly one-third of all fatal crashes in Illinois,” Col. Tad Williams said. “A single DUI can cost thousands of dollars, suspension of driving privileges, potential jail time, or worse, cause the death of another motorist. Plan ahead to arrive home safe this Super Bowl weekend by designating a driver or catching a cab. Everyone wins when we all make it home safe.”