Cell phone ban while driving starts January 1st


Springfield - On January 1st Illinois drivers will not be able to use a cell phone while driving.


In January of 2010 the state banned texting, emailing or browsing on the Internet while driving, now they will join dozens of other states that prohibit talking over the phone while you're behind the wheel.


However, the driver can use a cell phone in an emergency, along with hands free devices and using your phone on speaker.


Motorists will face a fine starting at $75, but could pay up to $150 for repeat violations. Three violations within a year could lead to a license suspension.

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