The Hanover Park Police Department Announces Results of Distracted Driving Enforcement
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Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill
Hanover Park, IL- Between April 1 and April 30, 2019, the Hanover Park Police Department participated in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and issuing 814 citations. Increased enforcement was part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
“Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Hanover Park, and often has life-altering consequence,” said Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill. “Issuing a citation is a proven way to get motorists to reduce distracted driving.”
During the month-long campaign, the Hanover Park Police Department issued:
- 196 electronic communication device citations
- 11 seat belt citations
- 5 child car seat citations
- 21 DUI arrests
- 114 suspended/revoked/unlicensed drivers arrests
- 118 speeding citations
- 349 citations for other offenses
“Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but the Hanover Park Police Department will continue stopping drivers for this deadly behavior,” said Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill.
The Distracted Driving enforcement campaign is supported through federal funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.