It is Christmas Eve, and with Christmas morning just twenty four hours away, many drivers are hitting the roads to be with friends and family.
It is a very busy travel day and with so many people on the roads, and Illinois State Police are out in full force.
Trooper Mike Kindhart of the Illinois State Police says there will be a lot more drivers on the roads in the next day or two with so many people heading off to their holiday destinations.
He says troopers are in full throttle when it comes to being ready,"The Illinois State Police will once again partner with local agencies and other agencies across the United States along with the Illinois Department of Transportation to make sure that we are out putting the message knowing that this holiday is a big celebration for people."
A big celebration that he says often involves drinking.
He says State Police are using educational programs to try to battle that a bit, and like he said, partnering up with other agencies.
He reminds you that if you drink and drive, their will be consequences.
Kindhart says there is always an alternative to getting behind the wheel.
He says if you can't get a ride, just stay with a friend.
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