Police crack down on drivers for Labor Day travel

August 29, 2012 3:47:26 PM PDT
Illinois State Police and other agencies will be launching a big push to make travel safer on roads this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Troopers and other police around the state will be targeting the four most common traffic violations -- speeding, DUI, not wearing seatbelts and distracted driving -- in what they call Operation Fatal Four.

"Our number one goal is saving lives and with the motoring public's cooperation, we are confident our efforts will result in fewer crashes and zero fatalities," Acting Lt. Mike Kraft, Illinois State Police, said.

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will also be helping out with this weekend's crackdown.

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