cell phone ban
With the New Year comes Illinois’ new ban on using hand-held electronic devices behind the wheel.
Heads to Gov. Quinn’s desk
The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or a speaker-phone feature while motoring.
State Rep. Jerry Costello says lawmakers are cracking down on phone use while driving because it’s a new technology that presents new problems.
Illinois already has a texting-while-driving ban and a total ban on phone use for drivers under age 19.
Dave Druker of the secretary of state’s office says if there is a ban, compliance will start out low, and then grow.