State Police Net 135 In Distracted Driving Sting Monday Morning

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A $120 traffic ticket is a lousy way to start your Monday.

But that’s the cost of the fine of the ticket issued to 135 drivers on the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) by Illinois State Troopers looking for distracted drivers Monday morning according to DNA Info.

Troopers were stationed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 AM between Montrose and Addison looking for drivers caught texting, putting on make up, reading newspapers or other types of dangerous driving.

One guy was caught shaving, but only received a warning according to the Sun-Times

Here’s the full DNA Info story, “State Troopers Ticket Dozens on Kennedy for Driving While Distracted.

6 Responses to State Police Net 135 In Distracted Driving Sting Monday Morning

  1. MRL says:

    Thank god they are finally enforcing this. Hopefully they continue this throughout the city. As someone who rides a bicycle and motorcycle and sees this type of distracted driving all the time, I can only say “its about time.”

  2. Mike 2 says:

    As someone who walks to work and drives on the weekends, it’s about time. I don’t want to get run over or rear ended by anyone.

  3. Audrey says:

    I’m really happy about this as well. I find it amazing at how many people drive while talking or texting on their phone. When they do this, they have no idea how inconsiderate their driving is (and, of course, dangerous).

  4. Pete says:

    This is one type of traffic enforcement I completely support. More, please. And while they’re at it, ticket the idiots that go 45 in the left lane and refuse to move over – this is a huge problem on the Dan Ryan.

  5. Greg says:

    Guess what I saw this morning…on the Eisenhower…in the height of the morning rush…someone speeding and weaving…while looking at his phone and texting…with Illinois government plates on his car…

  6. Jeff says:

    Geek:

    WBBM 780 this morning reported dozens of drivers being pulled over for distracted driving on the Kennedy. a Police spokesperson said spotters were locating drivers talking on non-hands free phones/texting, and then directing patrol cars to stop those drivers. The spokesman said that it was “like shooting fish in a barrel,” and that the state police didn’t even have enough cars to catch all the violators they spotted.

    FAIR WARNING!!

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