Drivers nabbed for cell phone violations

Evanston police say they ticketed 28 people for violating the city’s ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving during a two-week traffic enforcement campaign that ended Sunday.

The cell phone violations came in second in the campaign after the 37 tickets issued for seat belt violations.

The holiday campaign, funded through a state grant, was designed to reduce accidents through the use of stationary enforcement zones in high traffic areas in evening rush and nighttime hours.

The campaign also led to two arrests for driving under the influence, 17 for no proof of insurance 6 for driving on a suspended license, and 45 other traffic offenses.

Editors’ Picks