Buffalo Grove Police Urge Motorists to Drive Sober Over Labor Day Holiday

As Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer approaches, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is partnering with law enforcement throughout the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.    

“Our goal is to ensure that our community’s residents and visitors make it home safely after the end-of-summer parties,” said Sergeant Frank Horbus. “Officers will participate in additional focused patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads. If you plan to celebrate, we urge you to also plan ahead for a sober ride. It could be a matter of life or death.” 

The high visibility, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ enforcement campaign runs from August 20 through September 7. During this period, motorists in Buffalo Grove can expect to see increased impaired driving patrols and seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt usage rates are at their lowest. Speeding or distracted drivers should also be aware of the stepped-up enforcement. 

If you plan to celebrate this Labor Day, designate a sober driver and do not let friends or family members drive drunk. Even a small amount of alcohol can impair judgment and reaction times, making driving unsafe.  

The Labor Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.