Oak Park Police were handing out tickets like they were leftover turkey during the period leading up to Thanksgiving weekend, making 43 stops during the holiday enforcement campaign.

Working with state and local law enforcement, police wrote 23 seatbelt tickets and made three arrests for impaired driving, three arrests for driving with a suspended or revoked license, two arrests for drug possession and one warrant arrest for speeding, police said in a press release.

Nine people were killed and more than 700 were injured on Illinois roads around Thanksgiving in 2012, according to police.

“We hope this enforcement campaign helps improve driving habits for motorists in Oak Park and throughout the Chicago area, especially with the holiday travel season approaching,” Oak Park Deputy Police Chief Anthony Ambrose said in the press release.

Police advise:

* Using a designated driver when drinking.

* Calling a taxi if you’re intoxicated.

* Reporting drunk drivers you see on the road.

* Wearing your seatbelt.

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