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PUT AWAY THAT PHONE!: NEW ILLINOIS TRAFFIC LAWS ON TEXTING AND PHONING

While Illinois has not completely banned cell phones while driving, new laws are limiting when and where you can use them. The new laws target hand-held devices. As of January 1, 2013, you may not use a hand-held device within … Continue reading

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WHAT IS DISTRACTED DRIVING IN ILLINOIS?

You’ve certainly seen the headlines: Train crashes while engineer texts. Or: Bicyclist killed while driver downloads ring tones. In fact, the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driver distraction causes 25% of all police-reported traffic crashes. As a result, … Continue reading

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