Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday aimed at reducing distracted driving. It requires motorists to use speakerphones or headsets that allow for one-digit or audio dialing.
“For Heaven’s sake, don’t put stuff on social media that you don’t want to live forever.”
St. Louis County issued only one texting-while-driving ticket in 2012 while statewide just 70 tickets were issued.
Evidence gathered in an investigation of a fatal medical helicopter crash has raised questions about whether the pilot was distracted by personal text messages when he failed to refuel the helicopter before taking off and misjudged how far the aircraft could fly without more fuel.
Survey sponsor AT&T is calling on employers to help end texting while driving during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.
The Columbia Missourian reports that an average of fewer than four people a month have received texting-while-driving tickets since the law was passed.
The system provides notices that allow registered users to track an offender’s custody and court case status, including alerts when an offender is released.
5 second long glance at your phone at 55 mph covers length of football field.
Girls more than boys say they don’t feel ready to get behind the wheel.
Texting while driving has been illegal in Illinois since 2010, but it’s prevalent.