(KMOV)-- Illinois drivers need to remember to buckle up or pay a fine this holiday weekend.
Law enforcement agencies are on alert to make sure drivers are following the rules of the road.
Nine Illinois residents died in car wrecks last holiday season.
Tuesday at a press conference, nine loved ones wore t-shirts in their honor.
Police think this new crackdown will prevent tragedy on the road.
The crackdown will continue through the end of the year.
Officers are expected to spend more than 12,000 hours enforcing safe driving.