Evanston police say they plan to continue a targeted traffic enforcement effort along Ridge Avenue that started last fall.
Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the department’s traffic unit will focus on Ridge for one day each week, looking for speeders, people unlawfully using electronic devices, disobeying traffic control devices and not wearing seat belts.
Glew says that when the enforcement campaign began late last October there’d been 20 traffic accidents at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Greenleaf Street by that point in the year, up from eight in all of 2016.
After the campaign began there was only one crash at the intersection through Dec. 19.
Evanston aldermen are scheduled to discuss other possible steps to improve safety along Ridge Avenue during the City Council meeting Monday night.