Naperville Police Issue 200 Citations during Distracted Driving Awareness Week
Officers also issued 159 warnings during April 24-28 enforcement campaign
During the April 24-28, 2017, Distracted Driving enforcement campaign, Naperville Police issued 200 citations, 41 of which were for distracted driving. Additionally, officers issued 159 warnings to motorists, 21 of which were for distracted driving.
“The dangers of distracted driving are real, and we hope to make that message clear to motorists through education and enforcement,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “When you’re driving, just drive.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,477 people were killed and an estimated 391,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2015. That is a 9-percent increase in fatalities as compared to the previous year. Naperville Police partnered with agencies from throughout Illinois to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with driving distracted during the first ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week, April 24-28.
Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week was coordinated by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police in partnership with AAA and supported by the Illinois State Police, SafetyServe.com, the National Safety Council, the Illinois Insurance Association and almost 300 law enforcement/fire agencies.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.