The Illinois State Police have released the results from the inaugural “Distracted Driving Awareness Week”.
While still enforcing all laws, Illinois State Police Troopers paid special attention to distracted drivers during the week, which took place on April 24th through the 28th. The use of cellphones while behind the wheel is prohibited for all drivers. Breaking this law will result in a $120 fine for the first offense.
During the “Distracted Driving Awareness Week”, the Illinois State Police wrote 1,146 tickets and 984 warnings for distracted driving. They also wrote 3,276 tickets and 3,182 warnings for other offences. Troopers also spent over 160 hours educating drivers about the laws, penalties, and rules of Illinois roadways.
Illinois State Police Colonel, Tad Williams stated, “I am extremely proud of the enforcement efforts by the ISP. Our officers proudly represented the ISP in this statewide campaign. Additionally, our SEO’s did a great job educating the motoring public through a number of press conferences, media releases, and multitude of social media contacts”.
The Illinois State Police reminds all motorist to “Drop it and Drive”.