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