Naperville Police Issue more than 200 Tickets for Using a Cell Phone while Driving during Distracted Driving Campaign
During the month of April, the Naperville Police Department participated in Illinois’ distracted driving enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and issuing nearly 250 citations. The increased enforcement effort was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Naperville, and often has life-altering consequence,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”
Naperville Police apprehended one fugitive as a direct result of the month-long campaign and issued:
- 201 electronic communication device citations
- 14 seat belt citations
- 13 speeding citations
- 8 uninsured motorist citations
- 2 suspended/revoked license citations
“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but Naperville Police will to continue stopping drivers for this deadly behavior,” said Sgt. Zook.
The distracted driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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.