During a Thanksgiving crackdown on unsafe drivers, Evanston police charged two people with driving under the influence and cited 20 people for talking on a cell phone while driving, among other charges.
From Nov. 12 through 25, police partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for an enforcement initiative targeting impaired drivers or motorists without seatbelts, according to a press release from the Evanston Police Department. The initiative is part of IDOT's "Click It Or Ticket" and "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaigns.
During the two-week period, police also issued 18 citations to drivers who were not wearing seatbelts and one citation to a driver who did not have a child safety seat properly installed, according to the release. Police issued 16 citations for speeding, three citations for driving without a valid license and seven citations for driving without proper insurance.