Police Working Overtime to Keep Roads Safe on New Years

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -- While you're bringing in the new year, police will be working extra hours to ensure motorists aren't driving drunk and wearing seat belts.

Their aim is to prevent fatal motor crashes and ring in 2014 with a safe start. Hundreds of additional hours funded with federal money through IDOT will keep law enforcement on the road working overtime with roadside safety checks and seat belt enforcement zones.

IDOT crash data show from 2008 through 2012 during the New Year holiday, 38 people died in crashes on public roads.

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