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Over 80 citations issued in holiday traffic crackdown

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Evanston police say they issued more than 80 citations during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend traffic enforcement campaign.

Twenty people were ticketed for cell-phone law violations, 18 for seat-belt violations, 16 for speeding, seven for not having proof of insurance and three for not having a valid drivers license and one for not having a child safety seat. Twenty other citations were issued for various other violations.

In addition, two peole were arrested for driving under the influence and two for possession of marijuana.

The seasonal holiday traffic enforcement campaign is part of grant-funded statewide effort to reduce roadway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers.

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