Articles Tagged with cell phone use while driving

cell phone safety signIllinois law bars drivers from using a cell phone while driving in a school zone, construction zone, or within fifty feet of an emergency zone.  625 ILCS 5/12-610.1(e).  Drivers are also banned from composing, sending, or reading electronic communications while driving.  625 ILCS 5/12-610.2.  And, drivers under age 19 years who have an instruction permit or a graduated license may not use a cellphone while driving.  625 ILCS 5/12-610.1(b).

In 2011, 4103 traffic stops were made in Illinois for violations of the state’s cell phone laws.  There were 2818 stops for using cell phones in school and construction zones, which resulted in 1880 citations.  There were 1300 stops for texting while driving, which resulted in 839 citations.  This is a much lower number than the 7800 drivers who were stopped for violating the same laws in 2010.

Local Ordinances Related To Cell Phone Use

teen driving while textingA carload of teenagers is a common sight, both in real life and teen movies and TV shows. It embodies the teen spirit of new freedom and emerging into early adulthood. However, there is more and more concern over the risks of teenage drivers having more accidents when accompanied by other kids their age

New Study On Teen Drivers With Passengers

AAA released a study in May 2012 discussing the correlation between teen drivers and the presence of other teen passengers with fatality accidents. The study found that the risk of car accidents, especially fatalities, increased dramatically when teens that were 16 and 17 years of age had other teens in the car.

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