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Hinsdale Police to begin late-night enforcement crackdown

Published: Monday, May 6, 2013 11:07 a.m. CDT

HINSDALE – The Hinsdale Police Department has announced late-night plans for Memorial Day staring Friday and going through May 27, which will focus on the most deadly time of day for crash-related fatalities.

According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the midnight-to-3 a.m. timeframe is the deadliest time on Illinois roads. Not coincidentally, the data also shows this time of day has the highest percentage of alcohol involvement and the lowest occupant restraint use.

The law enforcement crackdown is funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT's Division of Traffic Safety and runs concurrently with a media campaign that will remind drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

For more information, visit drivesoberillinois.org.

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