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Illinois’ Law on Texting While Driving

Published on July 10th, 2013

With so many smartphone and high-tech devices, it’s no wonder that more and more individuals are texting while driving. In 2010, however, the state of Illinois placed a ban on texting while driving in an attempt to cut down on the number of auto accidents caused by distracted drivers. If convicted, drivers will now receive a mark against their driving record and fines between 75 and 150 dollars. Additionally, receiving three marks against an individuals’ driving record will result in driver’s license suspension.

The state of Illinois has also placed a ban on handheld phone conversations while driving in school zones or areas under construction. The only way to legally text or carry on a handheld phone conversation is to have your car in park or neutral.

Were you involved in a car accident because the other driver was texting? Call the Chicago auto accident lawyers with the Shea Law Group at (888) 529-4185 to learn how you can fight to recover appropriate representation for your injuries.


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