News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/28/2021 1:43:00 PM to 2/9/2021 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

Trending News

Posted on: January 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Lombard Police urge motorists: Huddle up to designate a sober driver for the Super Bowl

Drive Sober Get Pulled Over (JPG)

The 2021 Super Bowl is on Sunday, February 7th and the Lombard Police Department is reminding football fans that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of impaired driving. If your Super Bowl plans involve alcohol or cannabis, make the right play and pass your keys to a sober driver. Police will have extra enforcements on the road, Feb. 5th - 8th, cracking down on drunk and impaired drivers.

“Everyone wants to have a good time on Super Bowl Sunday, but driving after even one drink or hit can impair judgment,” said Traffic Safety Unit Police Officer Paula Rojas. “If you’ll be watching the game away from home this year, we urge you to answer a simple question: ‘Are you drinking or are you driving?’ Never do both.” 

Before kickoff, make a game plan for a safe and happy evening:

  • Drunk or high, it doesn’t matter. It is never okay to drive impaired. Designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. 
  • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement.
  • Have a friend who is about to drive impaired? Take their keys and help get them home safe
  • Buckle up. It’s your best defense in the event of a crash.

The Super Bowl enforcement campaign is part of the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs funded with federal highway safety dollars administered by IDOT.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Trending News

illustration of flower bed with bees and butterflies

No Mow 'til Mother's Day Program

Posted on: February 8, 2023
football on gravel with mural in background

Drive Sober this Super Bowl Weekend

Posted on: February 7, 2023
cold weather safety tips website

Limit Time Outdoors During Severe Cold

Posted on: January 31, 2023
Carbon Monoxide Alarm with teal background

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: January 25, 2023
smart phone in hand dialing 911

Sign Up for Smart 911

Posted on: January 23, 2023
purple background with white text about road closure

W. Wilson Ave Road Closure

Posted on: January 23, 2023
Flashing Crosswalk Sign and blue sky

Flashing Crosswalk Signs at Main St Down

Posted on: January 13, 2023
9M Routine - General  (395 x 305 px)

Prevent Thefts With the 9 p.m. Routine

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Cars parked in snow with text

Winter Parking Reminders

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Prevent freezing pipes (395 x 305 px)

Prevent Freezing Pipes

Posted on: December 20, 2022