The two-week campaign against distracted driving that ended yesterday yielded 415 citations, including 328 for distracted driving, according to Evanston police.

“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Evanston and often has life-altering consequences,” said Traffic Unit Sgt.Tracy Williams. “We implemented this enforcement action to encourage motorists to drop it and drive.”

During the two-week campaign that ran April 16-30, the Evanston Police Traffic Unit handled:

328 distracted driver citations
9 seat belt citations
4 child car seat citations
7 suspended/revoked license
13 uninsured motorists
11 speeding citations
41 other citations

The Drop it and Drive campaign was funded with the assistance of the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

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...

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