Cell Phone Ban Passes Illinois House 62-53
The Illinois House of Representatives passed HB3972 62-53 Thursday, a bill which would make it a violation to place a phone call hold a cellphone to your ear with one hand while driving with the other, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph newspaper.
The bill is much like the cell phone ban Chicago already has in place. The main difference would be that state law would make the behavior a moving violation. That’s unlike Chicago which treats it more like a parking or red light camera ticket so the violation doesn’t go on your driving record.
The bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate for consideration.
Here’s the Bloomington Pantagraph’s full story, “Illinois House OKs cellphone ban for drivers.”