The Evanston Police Department’s recent Independence Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click it or Ticket crackdown netted 112 citations, including 77 seat belt violations, police announced.
The special enforcement resulted in 16 citations for motorists operating a vehicle with a handheld cell phone; one child safety seat violation; four citations for operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license; three for operating a vehicle with no driver’s license; four for operating with no valid proof of insurance; four for speeding over the posted limit; and one for transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle, according to results police released today.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in the statewide effort to get drunk drivers off roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours, police said.
Extra emphasis was devoted to the late-night hours when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest buckle up.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket” campaigns, police said.Tags: Evanston Police