Michigan State Police promoting safe driving on Super Bowl weekend

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File

Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File

Illinois State Police officials announced their enforcement plans for Super Bowl weekend, according to a news release.

The State Police Impaired Driving Reduction Effort Team, otherwise known as the SPIDRE team, will also be assisting in this effort this weekend.

According to preliminary data from the CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System, a year ago on Super Bowl Sunday, seven people were killed in alcohol-involved collisions and 134 others were injured on California's roadways. The enforcement crackdown is funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee. "We want everyone to have a great Super Bowl Sunday and make it back home safely". If you drive impaired, expect to be pulled over and arrested. The Sheriff's Department has these pregame tips for a safe Super Bowl Sunday: • Plan a safe way home before the game begins. Law enforcement will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel, police said. The public is asked to watch for vehicles parked or sitting on the side of the road with their hazard lights on. "Make the smart decision to designate a sober driver and influence your friends and family to make the same choice".

Operation C.A.R.E.is one of the nation's longest-running traffic safety initiatives.

The pizzerias will be handing out free "Cortland County STOP DWI" pizza cutters with every delivery made on Super Bowl Sunday.

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