CHICAGO — Drivers should double check their seatbelts and sobriety this weekend as law enforcement agencies step up enforcement of safety and drunk-driving laws.
The Cook County Sheriff's Office, Illinois State Police and other agencies are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to crack down on violators of the state's seatbelt law this weekend. More than 700 "enforcement zones" will be set up across the state, most during nighttime hours, IDOT said.
In the Rogers Park District, police will conduct a DUI task force patrol Saturday night, the Chicago Police Department said.
From 8 p.m. Saturday to 4 a.m. Sunday, police will saturate an area of the Far North Side monitoring drivers for signs of impaired driving. Officers will be on the lookout for speed, alcohol and seatbelt violations.
In the Wentworth District, police will conduct a roadside safety check at Garfield Boulevard and Perry Avenue from 8 p.m Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.
Officers will slow down traffic, stop cars at regular intervals and watch for drivers who may be impaired.