Indonesian @ Chicago, Midwest Region dan sekitarnya: NO Cell phone while driving

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NO Cell phone while driving

Just a friendly reminder ......

Drivers are reminded that effective 01 January 2014, Illinois law prohibits the use of cellphones while driving with the exception of using handsfree or Blue Tooth technology is allowed for persons over age 18.

Even using hands-free technology is considered a distraction while driving and can be dangerous.  If you must make a phone call, even with hands-free technology, it is recommended that you pull off to the side of the road before making the call.

Illinois drivers are exempt from using a cellphone or text messaging while driving only when:
• Reporting an emergency situation.
• Using the device hands-free or in voice-activated mode.
• Parked on the shoulder of a roadway.
• Stopped due to normal traffic being obstructed and the vehicle is in neutral or park.

Drivers who are in a crash resulting from distracted driving may face criminal penalties and incarceration.

Drivers caught using a cellphone face a $75 fine for the first offense. Repeated violations will cost $150 each and may lead to suspension of driving privileges.

Drivers under age 19, are prohibited from any cellphone usage, including hands-free devices.

Click here for Illinois Rules of the Road 2014

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