Written by News Bulletin News Sources
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:00
Aurora Police took to the Eola Road corridor on the City’s Far East side last week to target distracted driving.
A directed operation took place on Eola between I-88 and Route 34 on Aug, 29 that was conducted by Community Policing and Traffic Division officers.
A total of 42 vehicles were stopped during the four hour operation and 30 citations were issued.
Several of the officers took to rental vehicles during the details while other officers drove both marked and unmarked squad cars.
The officers in the rental and unmarked vehicles were able to blend in with traffic and once they spotted an offender, they alerted officers via radio in marked units who pulled over the offending drivers.
Of the tickets issued, 21 were for texting, six were for insurance violations, and one ticket each was written for an expired driver’s license, no front license plate and improper lane usage.
Officers also wrote 16 written warnings and one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
“Six of our top-30 intersections citywide where most crashes occur are along Eola Road,” said Area 3 Lieutenant Pete Inda. “Safe driving begins with the person in control of a vehicle and those who make the decision to text and drive are putting themselves and everyone around them in danger. These types of operations, along with others that target accident reduction, will continue in the future.”
--News Bulletin news sources
Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 September 2013 13:55