Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways. In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.
Illinois Laws Concerning Celluar Phone Use.
Illinois bans all cell phone use (handheld and hands-free) for bus drivers and novice drivers. State law bans all texting while driving for all drivers. Illinois also bans the use of cell phones while driving in a school zone or highway construction zone.
A Record number of drivers given cellphone tickets in Chicago.
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune a record number of drivers were issued cellphone violation tickets in Chicago for not using hands-free devices last year, translating into millions of dollars in revenue for the city.