There is a new push in Springfield to cut down on texting and driving. The proposal would increase the penalties for causing a crash while using your phone. It is already against the law in Illinois to be on your phone while driving, yet people still do it.
A new bill sponsored by Representative Norine Hammond, R-Macomb, would increase the penalty for a driver who causes bodily harm to another while distracted from using his or her mobile device. The fine would go from $75 to $1,000, plus a year without a license. See Illinois-IL-HB2386
The proposed bill now needs a vote on the House floor before it can be reported to the Senate.
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