Don’t be haunted by scary decisions – drive sober!

Posted on Tuesday October 13, 2020
While Halloween celebrations may be different this year, many ghosts will still be on the “haunt” for a frighteningly good time. The Round Lake Police Department is reminding motorists to plan for a sober ride home before the scares start and keep a watch for goblins walking along roads after dark. Please also remember to wear your seat belts.

Halloween is scary enough without adding impaired driving to the mix.  Even one drink can impair your ability to make responsible decisions.  The high-visibility enforcement campaign runs from October 17th through the early-morning hours of November 2nd.   

Driving impaired by alcohol, marijuana, or any other substance in Illinois is not only scary, it’s illegal.  Remember: DUIs are not only alcohol-related offenses. If you drive high, you’ll get a DUI.

The Round Lake Police Department asks everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe this Halloween:

·         Plan for a safe and sober way home before you go out: designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member.

  • Remember, walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as you can safely do so.
  • If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.
The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation and is part of the statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket campaigns.