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Palos Park Police Step Up Patrols for July 4

Palos Park police remind residents to drive sober, buckle up and put down the phone.

Palos Park police will be patrolling carefully now through the July 4 holiday, with a close watch for drunk drivers, moving violations and those not wearing seat belts. 

Additional patrol units will be added during peak hours of 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

"We're looking for more violations because we know more traffic is going to be on the road," said Chief Joe Miller.  "We will also be looking for texting while driving. It's just dangerous and everybody knows it.  We encourage all drivers to stay within the speed limit, put their phone down, and drive safely.

“If you are going somewhere, just think about it before you even get in the car. What can I do to get from point A to point B safely," Miller said.

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