Click It or Ticket Thanksgiving 2023

November 13, 2023
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Arlington Heights Police releases Thanksgiving Enforcement Results
The Arlington Heights Police made 2 Driving While License Suspended arrests and issued 36 Seat Belt citations during the recent Thanksgiving enforcement effort. Arlington Heights Police also conducted the following enforcement actions:

  • 54 = Distracted Driving Citations
  • 8 = Speeding Citations
  • 2 = Child Safety Seat Violations
  • 43 = Registration / Equipment Violations

Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this effort to save lives by getting impaired drivers off the roads and more people buckled up. The enforcement campaign took place from November 17 through November 27.  The statistics cited only include action take during this additional enforcement effort. 

During the mobilization, extra emphasis was placed on enforcement during late-night hours, when statistics show the most unbuckled and impaired driving fatalities occur.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort was made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. For additional information please contact Sergeant Russ Mandel at 847-368-5300

Arlington Heights Police Department wants to remind you to
Arrive Safely This Thanksgiving: Buckle Up and Drive Sober!
As millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. Arlington Heights Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police to remind motorists to “Click It or Ticket.”

The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities. Correct seat-belt use is the most effective way to protect vehicle occupants. According to IDOT, the statewide seat-belt usage rate is at 93%.

The safety campaign will run Nov. 17 – Nov. 27 leading up to and following the Thanksgiving Day holiday, one of the busiest times on Illinois roads. We will be stepping up patrols to keep impaired drivers off the roads and ensure everyone makes it home from their celebrations.

If you’ll be celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances, please remember:

  • Make a plan for a sober ride home before you go out.
  • If you’ve been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.
  • Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or use public transportation.
  • If you see a drunk driver, pull over safely and call 911.
  • Make sure everyone in your vehicle wears their seat belt. It is the best defense against an impaired driver.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

For further information please contact Sergeant Russ Mandel at 847-368-5300.