Congratulations, Missouri and Illinois Drivers!
Missouri and Illinois drivers, pat yourselves on the back when it comes to safe driving. The Missouri Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police have released reports about how you did on the roads this past New Year's Holiday period.
Let's start with Missouri drivers. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports ZERO fatalities during the New Year's counting period starting from Tuesday, December 31, 1013 to 11:59 Wednesday, January 1, 2014. During last year's longer counting period, 12 fatalities were reported statewide.
In Illinois, police said it was a quiet night in the Tri-States for DUI arrests on New Year's Eve. No arrests were made in all of Adams County, Illinois. According to Sergeant Dale Holt of the Adams County Sheriff's Office, the numbers have declined for the past several years. Last year, they only handed out one DUI during a snowy New Year's Eve. This year, The Quincy Police Department did hand out six seat belt tickets as part of ramped up efforts for enforcements. The QPD did not issue any DUIs.
Way to go, Tri-State drivers!