A Designated Driver is Your Lucky Charm

Calumet City- As we head into St. Patrick’s Day weekend, the Calumet City Police
Department is reminding motorists that they will be out in full force to keep our roads safe.

This St. Patrick’s Day, make your own luck by designating a sober driver. “If you’ll be drinking or
using any impairing substance, planning ahead is the best way to ensure you, your friends, and
your family make it home safely,” said Chief Kevin Kolosh.

In addition to looking for alcohol and drug impaired drivers, the Calumet City Police
Department will be stepping up seat belt enforcement, particularly at night when seat belt
usage rates are lowest. Speeding, distracted driving, and other traffic laws will also be strictly
enforced.

While designating a sober driver is the simplest way to avoid a tragic crash or DUI arrest, here
are some additional tips to help you keep yourself and others safe:
– If a friend is about to drive impaired, take their keys and help them get home safely.
– Buckle up – It’s your best defense in the event of a crash.
– Remember, pedestrians are at risk, too. If you’re walking, keep an eye out for cars. If
you’re driving, remain alert for impaired walkers who may not obey street signs.

The St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort runs from March 11, 2022 – March 18, 2022, and is
made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of
Transportation.