Hinsdale Police issued a total of 81 citations for a variety of traffic violations during their “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on St. Patrick’s Day.
Americans rack up an approximate $245 million beer tab on St. Patrick’s day, according to statistics compiled by IbisWorld.
Hinsdale’s final St. Patrick’s Day crackdown tally was:
30 seatbelt citations, 15 of which were issued at night
14 speeding violations
1 driving while license suspended
2 no valid driver’s license
4 operating an uninsured motor vehicle
6 cell phone use while driving
1 unrestrained child/no child safety seat
23 other miscellaneous traffic violations
Hinsdale was one of many communities that joined forces with other state and law enforcement and highway safety partners in the Illinois St. Patrick’s Day campaign.
The campaign featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities which included a strategic media campaign as well as additional enforcement activity.
The crackdown took place as a recent increase in drunk driving fatalities in Illinois.
This law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” campaigns.
Source: Hinsdale Police