The Caseyville Police Department will be increasing its enforcement efforts for impaired drivers and unrestrained occupants in vehicles during this holiday season.
Caseyville joins 300 other agencies statewide in the Illinois Department of Transportation's "Drive to Survive" campaign this holiday season. The second phase of the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program begins on Dec. 17 and runs through New Years Day.
The additional patrols will be focused on specific times of the day when data shows alcohol-involved and unrestrained traffic crash fatalities are the highest. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the midnight to 3 a.m. time frame is the deadliest time on Illinois roadways, largely because of alcohol-related crashes.
Caseyville officers will be out in full force during these deadly night time hours. The Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program is funded by an Illinois Department of Transportation grant.