The Evanston City Council voted Monday to increase the fine for using a cell phone while driving from the current $50 to $75.
Evanston Patch took a look at cell phone violations in Evanston last summer. At that time, police had issued more than 7,000 tickets since the ordinance’s inception in March 2010, and had collected more than $90,000 in revenue.
Bikers breaking the rules will also have to dole out more cash. The City Council upped the penalty for riding on the sidewalk in the central business district and other areas where signs explicitly prohibit it from $15 to $25.
Do you think the new fines are fair?