By Devin Rose
Oak Park and River Forest police will be on the lookout for motorists driving under the influence or not wearing seatbelts in the coming weeks.
The enforcement period for the "Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over" and "Click It or Ticket" campaigns runs from Dec. 19 through Jan. 1, according to releases from both departments.
Between midnight and 3 a.m., the highest percentage of drivers are operating vehicles under the influence and the lowest percentage are wearing seatbelts, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Police are encouraging residents to plan ahead by designating a sober driver, make sure passengers are buckled up and report impaired drivers to law enforcement.