The Evanston Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and more than 200 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to remind motorists to “Drop It and Drive.”
“Texting while driving puts everyone on the road at risk by distracting a driver visually, manually and cognitively,” said Scott Sophier, Sergeant of the Evanston Police Department’s Traffic Unit. “During Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we’re working to increase awareness of these dangers and encourage all motorists to give driving their full attention.”
At a time when traffic fatalities are on the rise in Illinois and across the country, the Evanston Police Department is committed to reducing traffic crashes caused by distractions like texting or talking on a call phone. Motorists can expect to see increased patrols and enforcement zones throughout the entire month of April. The Evanston Police Department will be ticketing drivers who text or use their cell phones while driving. The distracted driving campaign is administered by IDOT with federal traffic safety funds.
Submitted by the Evanston Police Department