Riverside and North Riverside police to crack down on distracted driving

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By Bob Uphues


Police in North Riverside and Riverside have partnered with the Illinois Department of Transportation to crack down on distracted driving through increased patrols and enforcement zones throughout the rest of April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Police will be specifically looking to ticket motorists who are texting or holding their phones while driving, which is against Illinois law. The additional patrols during the "Drop It and Drive" campaign in April are funded via grants from IDOT, through money it receives from the Federal Highway Administration.

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Elmer Perkins  

Posted: April 23rd, 2018 5:31 PM

You never see anyone looking down at their phone while driving...lol. If there is no financial incentive for the police to write a ticket, then they don't bother. DUI is a money maker, that's why they arrest so many drunks.

Pam Fontana  

Posted: April 23rd, 2018 11:39 AM

I'd be very curious how many tickets get issued after the end of April.

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