This Halloween, Keep the Scares Off the Road!
Posted on Wednesday October 13, 2021
The Round Lake Police Department reminds motorists of the dangers of impaired driving, particularly on Halloween when children are out in neighborhoods and on busy streets after dark. If you plan to be out celebrating, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. Drive High Get a DUI. High-visibility enforcement will be conducted from October 16th through the early-morning hours of November 1st.
Don’t put yourself, or others, at risk by driving impaired by
alcohol, marijuana or any other impairing substance. Each year throughout Illinois, hundreds die
in impaired-driving crashes, while others face the ramifications of a DUI, including
jail time, loss of license, and thousands of dollars spent on attorney’s fees,
fines and lost wages.
Please follow these simple tips to help keep our
roads safe during Halloween:
- Plan a safe way to get home
before you attend a party.
- Designate a sober driver, take
public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a
sober friend or family member to get home.
- Walking while impaired can be
just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk
- If you see an impaired driver
on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so.
- If you see an impaired person
about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely.
- Buckle up: It’s your best
defense against impaired drivers.
The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal
traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.