EPD releases holiday traffic enforcement statistics


You’d better fasten your seatbelts and hang up that cell phone if you happen to be driving through Evanston.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Evanston officers issued 37 citations for seatbelt violations and 30 citations for operating handheld cell phones while driving.

These enforcement efforts were sponsored through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s, “Click it or Ticket” program.

The enhanced holiday weekend traffic enforcement initiative also yielded the following results, according to the EPD:

Operating a vehicle on a suspended license: 4 arrests

Illegal transportation of open alcohol in a vehicle: 6 citations issued

Possession of a fictitious ID card: 1 citation Issued

Excessive speed violations: 7 citations issued

No proof of valid insurance: 2 citations issued

Other minor traffic citations: 8 citations issued

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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