Distracted Driving Enforcement Campaign Nets 90 Handsfree Law Citations

The Naperville Police Department issued 90 handsfree law citations during last month’s distracted driving enforcement campaign.

Officers working the enforcement detail also issued 12 seatbelt citations along with 36 various other citations including one for not having a valid driver’s license, one for driving with a suspended license, and one for illegal transportation of cannabis. The driver who was cited for illegal transportation of cannabis was also arrested for driving under the influence of drugs.

“We strongly enforce distracted driving laws for one reason – to save lives,” said Sergeant Rick Krakow. “Choose to drive distracted, and you’ll have a phone in one hand and a ticket in the other.”

Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous; it is illegal. Break the cycle. Drop It and Drive.

The Naperville Police Department joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort. The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety 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.