Yingling Emphasizes Public Safety, Recognizes Impaired Driving Prevention Month

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In recognition of Impaired Driving Prevention Month, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to drive safely over the holiday season and beyond.

“While everyone deserves a chance to have fun and relaxing holidays, we must also be sure to make responsible and safe decisions,” Yingling said. “Whatever the situation is, it is never worth it to drive under the influence.”

Impaired driving has devastating consequences every day. According to the Center for Disease Control, twenty-nine people die a day in crashes involving a drunk driver, which is one death every fifty minutes. Yingling is promoting safe driving in hopes that tragedy won’t strike during this holiday season.

Since entering the General Assembly, Yingling has prioritized the health and safety of his constituents. Over the past fall, Yingling held a Health Fair, partnering with organizations around the community to bring health information to residents, as well as free flu shots and health screenings. Yingling also has worked to pass legislation to keep his constituents safe, supporting a bill that would limit the amount of ethylene oxide, a dangerous chemical that causes cancer, that is allowed to be emitted.

“The safety of my residents has always been a top concern of mine,” said Yingling. “Please make sure that you are okay to drive anytime that you get behind the wheel so that you can continue to enjoy this holiday season and many more.”