Cops have field day with careless motorists


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.

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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