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Holiday safety crackdown yields results

Evanston police put meaning behind their "Click it or ticket" slogan as part of a statewide law enforcement effort to keep the roads and highways safer during the holidays.

During the campaign that ran from Dec. 17 through New Years Eve, the department issued 48 seat belt citations, 15 speeding citations, 9 no-insurance citations, 13 cell phone citations and 34 citations and arrests for other offenses, such as driving under the influence and driving with suspended or no valid drivers license.

The crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety grants as part of the statewide "drive sober or get pulled over" and "click it or ticket" campaigns.

Charles Bartling

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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