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Palatine police launch Thanksgiving traffic safety campaign

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Submitted by the Palatine Police Department

The Palatine Police Department will take part in a Thanksgiving holiday traffic safety campaign with grant funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Through Sunday, Nov. 25, the department will put additional uniformed police officers on the street with a focus on identifying and arresting impaired drivers and enforcing speeding and safety restraint violations, all found to be the greatest contributing factors in serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.

The department also will set up safety belt enforcement zones throughout Palatine. Anyone who witnesses erratic or impaired driving should call 911.