Illinois State Police reminds to drive safe on Super Bowl weekend


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 11:59 am
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Press release submitted by Illinois State Police


East Moline, IL (02-01-13) Illinois State Police, District 7, would like to remind motorists to prepare their "game plan" for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend and drive like "winners" all of the time.

Players on the field must stay focused and maintain awareness of their surroundings. Drivers are encouraged to remain focused on the road by obeying posted speed limits and avoiding distractions such as cell phones. Mistakes can cost the game. Don't make the mistake of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol which can cost up to $19,000 and loss of driving privileges. Plan ahead by substituting a sober driver. Player safety is a priority. Everyone riding in a vehicle should wear their seat belt. Teamwork wins games. Be a team player by reminding your friends to slow down, don't drink and drive, always buckle up, and refrain from texting while driving. Sportsmanship is respected. Share the road with courtesy.

Impaired, Distracted, or Aggressive Driving increases the risk of a crash and loss of life. Last year there were 18 individuals killed in motor vehicle crashes in Henry, Knox, Mercer, and Rock Island counties. Alcohol was a factor in 56% of fatal crashes and 57% were not wearing a seat belt. Illinois State Police troopers will be watchful for those who deviate from the "game plan" this Super Bowl weekend and all year long.




















 




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