Illinois State Police issue warning ahead of Super Bowl 53
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois- The Illinois State Police have announced increased patrols and enforcement ahead of the Super Bowl weekend.
ISP troopers say that statewide they will be strictly enforcing the FATAL-4 violations, which include; DUI, speeding, distracted driving, and seat belt compliance, all of which are leading factors in deadly traffic crashes.
The agency released some stats from last year’s Super Bowl:
During the 52nd Super Bowl weekend in 2018, ISP troopers made over 60 DUI arrests and issued over 2,300 citations statewide, including over 760 speeding, 320 seatbelt, and 160 alcohol-related citations.
During the 2018 Super Bowl weekend, ISP also investigated three alcohol-related crashes and one fatal traffic crash.
“Driving under the influence is still the number one cause for traffic crashes and fatalities, during the holidays, and Super Bowl weekend is no different,” said ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly. “Illinois State Police enforcement will be targeting impaired drivers and violators who jeopardize the safety and well-being of fellow motorists on Illinois roadways,”