With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Fairview Heights Police Department announced that it will participate in a statewide impaired driving awareness campaign from Dec. 17 through Jan. 3.

If your celebration will involve alcohol or other impairing substances, please plan ahead for a sober ride home and remember to buckle up – it’s the best defense against an impaired driver. Keep these tips in mind to help ensure a safe and joyful holiday season:

  • Before you head to the party, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home safely.
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, pull over and call the local law enforcement agency.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take their keys and help them get home safely.
  • Always buckle up!

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