More than 350 drivers received citations from Evanston police for “electronic communication device” violations last month. That means talking or texting on your cell phone while driving a motor vehicle.
The department released statistics over the weekend detailing results of its month-long crackdown that was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Evanston, and it is a danger to the community,” said Traffic Sergeant Tracy Williams. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”
During the campaign, the department issued:
356 electronic communication device citations
21 seat belt citations
3 child car seat citations
5 suspended/revoked licenses
34 uninsured motorists
22 speeding citations
The Distracted Driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.