Distracted Driving Enforcement Results

Distracted Driving Enforcement Results

Auburn Police Department

Chief Dave Campbell

324 West Jefferson

Auburn, Illinois

217-438-3352 / 217 753-6666

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 14, 2019

 

The Auburn Police Department Announces Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement

Auburn – Between April 1 – 30 2019, the Auburn Police Department participated in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and issuing 73 citations. Increased enforcement was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Auburn, and often has life-altering consequence,” said Chief Dave Campbell. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”

During the month-long campaign, the Auburn Police Department issued:

  • 22 electronic communication device citations
  • 16 seat belt citations
  • 1 fugitive apprehended
  • 1 suspended/revoked license
  • 5 uninsured motorists
  • 17 speeding citations
  • 2 drug arrests
  • 11 other vehicle code violations

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but Auburn Police will continue stopping drivers for this deadly behavior,” said Chief Dave Campbell.

The Distracted Driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.