The Fairview Heights Police Department announced it issued 45 handsfree law violations and 35 other citations during the April distracted driving enforcement period.

The Fairview Heights Police Department joined forces with state and local law enforcement and highway safety partners for this enforcement effort.

Using your phone in anything other than handsfree mode in Illinois is not only dangerous, but also illegal. Break the cycle. Drop it and drive.

The Illinois distracted driving campaign is funded with federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.