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posted: 11/18/2013 6:06 PM

Hanover Park steps up seat belt, DUI enforcement

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Police and safety officials in Hanover Park are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday or run the risk of receiving a ticket.

The Hanover Park Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and other local law enforcement agencies across the state to strongly enforce seat belt and impaired driving laws over the holiday.

"Whether you're going across town or across the state this Thanksgiving, please make sure everyone in the car is wearing their seat belt," said Deputy Police Chief Tom Cortese. "Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt and arrest those choosing to drive impaired.

"Our goal is to save more lives, so the Hanover Park police will be out enforcing seat belt laws around the clock," he added. "Additional enforcement will take place late at night when belt use is at its lowest and impaired driving is the biggest problem."

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