Illinois House Votes to Penalize Talking On A Cell Phone While Driving

The Illinois House has voted to penalize drivers who talk on cell phones while driving.  House Bill 3972, would require drivers to use hands-free phones on the road, or face fines starting at $75.  Illegal use of a cell phone would count as a moving violation, which could result in increased insurance premiums for the driver.

If the bill becomes law, Illinois would become the tenth state to ban use of cell phones while driving, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

To view the status and text of the bill, click here: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3972&GAID=11&DocTypeID=HB&SessionID=84&GA=97

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