Evanston police say they plan to step up late-night traffic enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The police say they’ll conduct a roadside safety check from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at “a high volume traffic area” in the city.

Evanston police say they plan to step up late-night traffic enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The police say they’ll conduct a roadside safety check from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at “a high volume traffic area” in the city.

Police say they will be targeting impaired driving and seatbelt law violations as well as checking for uninsured and unlicensed motorists.

The police say the early morning hours — midnight to 3 a.m. — are the deadliest time of day on Illinois roads — with many accidents involving drunk drivers or people not wearing seat belts.

The special patrols are funded by a federal grant through the state department of transportation.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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