State House panel approves bill raising fines for filming accidents while driving

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The State House committee has approved legislation that would raise the fine for recording an accident scene while driving.

The fine is currently $75. This would raise it to $500.

The bill was approved by the House Transportation Committee and sent to the House floor.

Supporters of the bill pointed to an accident last week on I-55, noting there were people in the opposite lane stopping to take pictures.

Opponents of the bill said the fine is too high.

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