The Palatine Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to increase safety on the streets through the Thanksgiving holiday period.
Now through November 25, residents should expect to see more uniformed officers on the streets to keep the roadways as safe as possible.
Statistics police point to show that between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., the most serious traffic accidents, which involve driving under the influence, speeding and failure to buckle up, are documented historically.
The increased patrols are funded by grants from IDOT.
In addition to an increased presence, Safety Belt Enforcement Zones throughout the village will also be held.
Palatine police ask anyone who witnesses unsafe or erratic driving to immediately report it by calling 9-1-1 to make the Thankgiving holiday as safe as it can be.
Information provided by the Palatine Police Department.