The Evanston Police Department’s recent Independence Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket" crackdown on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators yielded the following enforcement results:
77 Seat Belt Violations
1 Child Safety Seat Violation
1 Warrant Arrest
4 Operating a Vehicle with Suspended Driver's License
3 Operating a Vehicle with No Valid Driver’s License
4 Operating a Vehicle with No Valid Proof of Insurance
4 Speeding over the Posted Limit
16 Operating a Vehicle with a Handheld Cell Phone
1 Transportation of Open Alcohol in a Vehicle
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk drivers off our roadways and encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night hours.
Extra emphasis was given to the late-night hours when statistics show the highest number of motorists drink and drive and the fewest buckle up.
The recent law enforcement crackdown was funded by federal traffic safety funds through IDOT’s Division of Traffic Safety and is part of the statewide "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket" campaigns.