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38 cited in seatbelt crackdown

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Evanston police issued 38 seat belt citations during the special statewide May 9-26 "Click It or Ticket" enforcement mobilization, as well as 17 cell phone violatons.

The department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois in this annual effort to get more motorists to buckle up, in the front and back seat, and save more lives.

A smattering of other citations were issued for such offenses as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving on suspended or revoked license, speeding, and failing to have insurance.

The department warns that even though the special crackdown has ended, motorists should continue to buckle up and to insist that their passengers do so as well.

 “Our officers are out all year long.  If you or your passengers, in the front seat or back seat, are caught not wearing a seat belt, day or night, you will be cited for the safety violation,” says Traffic Sergeant Tracy Williams. 

 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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