Distracted Driving Enforcement Results
Auburn Police Department
Chief Dave Campbell
324 West Jefferson
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.