From the Cary Police Department:
The Cary Police Department announces distracted driving enforcement results
Cary, Illinois – The Cary Police Department announced it issued 54 hands free law citations and served 1 arrest warrant during the April distracted driving enforcement period.
A total of 63 traffic stops were conducted.
“We strongly enforce distracted driving laws for one reason – to save lives,” said Deputy Chief Chris Winkelmann.
“Choose to drive distracted, and you’ll have a phone in one hand and a ticket in the other.”
The Cary Police Department joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.
Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, but also illegal.
Break the cycle. Drop It and Drive.
The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
From the Lake in the Hills Police Department:
Lake in the Hills Police Department announces distracted driving campaign results
Lake in the Hills, IL – During the month of April, the Lake in the Hills Police Department held additional dedicated patrols as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Officers worked an extra 79 hours of patrol and conducted 118 traffic stops
One arrest was made and the driver was charged with driving while license revoked.
During the month-long mobilization, the Lake in the Hills Police Department issued:
• 58 electronic communication device citations
• 25 speeding citations
• 13 seat belt citations
• 8 uninsured motorist citations
• 4 expired registration citations
• 1 passing within no passing zone citation
• 1 disregarding a traffic signal citation
The Lake in the Hills Police Department reminds motorists to put their cell phones down and drive.
Even though Distracted Driving Awareness Month has concluded, officers will continue to enforce the distracted driving laws year-round.
The distracted driving campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal traffic safety funds.