Police campaign focused on drivers on cell phones

The Hinsdale Police Department issued more than 125 citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

Police issued 115 hands-free law citations, 10 speeding citations, one child car seat citation and one other citation for a Illinois Vehicle Code violation. They also made one traffic arrest.

“We strongly enforce distracted driving laws for one reason — to save lives,” said Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “Choose to drive distracted, and you’ll have a phone in one hand and a ticket in the other.”

The Hinsdale Police Department joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.

Using a phone in anything other than hands-free mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, it is illegal. Break the cycle. Drop It and Drive.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.