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Evanston Police begin Thanksgiving traffic enforcement campaign

Jia You, Reporter

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The Evanston Police Department began a Thanksgiving traffic enforcement campaign Monday.

From now through Nov. 25, officers will be on heightened watch for seat belt and drunk driving violations, according to a news release Wednesday. EPD will also cite drivers who are talking or texting on a cell phone without a hands-free device.

Young people and night-time passengers are statistically some of the least likely groups to buckle up, according to the release. During the 2011 Thanksgiving holiday, there were eight traffic crash-related fatalities and more than 800 such injuries statewide.

Jia You

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Jia You, City Editor

Jia You was the City editor of The Daily. Her other past positions include assistant City editor. She is from Shenzhen, China, and has interned at the...