Police list initiative's results

Hinsdale police issued 74 citations for hands-free law violations, two for no valid drivers license, four for speeding, two for seatbelt noncompliance and nine citations for other violations to the Illinois Vehicle Code during April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month enforcement campaign.

“We strongly enforce traffic laws for one reason — to save lives,” said Deputy Chief Thomas Lillie. “This increased enforcement was implemented to help motorists avoid the often-deadly consequences of distracted driving with a simple reminder: Drop it and drive.”

Hinsdale police joined forces with the Illinois State Police, local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.

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