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22 cited in Lake in the Hills cell phone ban enforcement

Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:31 p.m. CDT

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The police department issued 22 citations on Monday to people who were using hand-held cell phones while driving, according to a news release.

During a four-hour period on Lakewood Road between Miller and Algonquin roads, police set up a distracted-driving enforcement zone for the use of cellular telephones while operating a vehicle.

“The Lake in the Hills Police will continue to conduct extra enforcement efforts for this new law in 2014," said Sergeant Eric Decker, supervisor of the Lake in the Hills Traffic Unit.

At the beginning of this year, it became illegal in the state to drive while using a hand-held cell phone. If people has to use an electronic device while driving, they must use wireless hands free device.

“Our primary goal is voluntary compliance with the new law and to keep motorists and their passengers safe,” said Director of Police and Public Safety James Wales.

- Northwest Herald

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