The Evanston Police Department will use a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text while driving from Friday through next Wednesday, April 15.
It’s part of the national U Drive, U Text. U Pay high-visibility enforcement campaign that combines enforcement of anti-texting laws with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law.
“Texting and driving requires motorists to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and mind off the task of driving. It creates the proverbial ‘perfect storm’ for a crash, and no one has the right to put another person’s life at risk like that,” said Evanston Police Traffic Bureau Sergeant Tracy Williams.
Police officers from the traffic bureau will be focused on issuing citations to drivers not abiding by the Evanston ordinance for hands free device use while driving and the state law that went into effect last year banning the use of a hand-held electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle..
More information about distracted driving is available online.