Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces the results of a Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrol held in Saline County during August. This program provided extra patrol coverage for ISP officers to focus on saving lives and reducing serious crashes by enforcing distracted driving laws.
Violations Enforcement Activity:
Hand-held phone/device citations 11
Texting while driving citations 2
Other types of distracted driving citations 0
Total distracted driving citations 13
Total distracted driving written warnings 0
Total of all citations 16
Total of all written warnings 8
The extra enforcement patrols were made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.