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Illinois State Police Announce Results of Recent Distracted Driving Enforcement

Carmi – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 Commander, Captain Nathan Douglas, announces the results of a Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrol held in Wayne 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 6
Texting while driving citations 3
Other types of distracted driving citations 0
Total distracted driving citations 9
Total distracted driving written warnings 0
Total of all citations 14
Total of all written warnings 11

The extra enforcement patrols were made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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