One might think that in a highly educated and sophisticated community like Evanston, it would be difficult to find someone driving while talking on a cell phone or failing to wear their seat belt, but they would be mistaken.
During a recent Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization, Evanston’s finest issued 43 seat belt citations and 35 distracted driving/cell phone citations in an effort to keep us alive in spite of ourselves.
They also recorded two DUI arrests, three suspended/revoked licenses, seven uninsured motorists, 12 speeders, and 12 other traffic related incidents in the Nov.17-30 campaign.
“Our officers are out all year long,” said Sgt. Tracy Williams, Traffic Bureau Supervisor. “If you or your passengers are caught not wearing a seat belt, day or night, you will be cited for the safety violation,” he warned.