Evanston police, participating in a statewide “Click It or Ticket” mobilization, issued more than 100 citations for seat belt or cell phone violations from Nov. 14-27, according to a department release.
The mobilization was aimed at reducing highway fatalities by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and impaired drivers.
Evanston officers issued 58 seatbelt citations, 44 distracted driving/cellular phone citations, 13 speeding citations, and even six child car seat citations.
“Our officers are out year-round,” said Sgt. Tracy Williams, supervisor of the department’s traffic unit. “If you or your passengers are caught not wearing a seat belt, day or night, you will be cited for the violation.”
Among other citations issued were for driving while license suspended, no valid drivers license, driving under the influence, no proof of insurance, and possession of open alcohol or cannabis.