If your going out this holiday season, don't be stupid and drink and drive.

According to WQAD, law enforcement in Illinois will be stepping up patrols to stop those who are impaired in a effort to try to reduce drug and alcohol related crashes.

Illinois is experiencing its second straight year of more than 1,000 motor vehicle deaths. Last year 1,078 people died in vehicle crashes on Illinois roads.

Illinois State Police Director Leo P. Schmitz is urging anyone who sees an unsafe driver to call 911 and report them.

This effort will run now through January 2nd.

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