cellphone http://wuis.org en Few Citations Issued For Violating New Cellphone Law http://wuis.org/post/few-citations-issued-violating-new-cellphone-law <p>Illinois police departments say officers are using discretion about whether to cite drivers who are breaking the state's new ban on hand-held cellphone use while driving. &nbsp;</p><p>The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports law enforcement agencies appear to be giving drivers latitude if they're caught violating the new law. &nbsp;<br />The measure took effect Jan. 1. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:33:56 +0000 Associated Press 16988 at http://wuis.org Few Citations Issued For Violating New Cellphone Law 'Siri, Tell Me About The Hands-Free Law' http://wuis.org/post/siri-tell-me-about-hands-free-law <p>Jan. 1 brings a new Illinois law that limits talking on the phone while driving. It's often been referred to as "cell phone ban." But it's actually a bit more nuanced.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law starts out by saying you cannot drive while using an electronic device such as a phone or laptop. But it's not that cut-and-dry. For example, you can place a call if it only requires pressing one button.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:53:38 +0000 Brian Mackey 16023 at http://wuis.org 'Siri, Tell Me About The Hands-Free Law' New Law To Ban Hand Held Phone Use While Driving http://wuis.org/post/new-law-ban-hand-held-phone-use-while-driving <p>Using a hand-held cell phone while driving in Illinois will be illegal on Jan. 1. &nbsp;<br>Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Friday aimed at reducing distracted driving. It requires motorists to use speaker phones or headsets that allow for one-digit or audio dialing. &nbsp;<br>Illinois joins 11 other states and Washington, D.C. in banning hand-held phone use on the road. &nbsp;<br>Texting while driving is already illegal in Illinois. &nbsp; Fri, 16 Aug 2013 21:44:08 +0000 Associated Press 7421 at http://wuis.org New Law To Ban Hand Held Phone Use While Driving Cell Phone Ban Headed to Governor http://wuis.org/post/cell-phone-ban-headed-governor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois House gave final approval on Tuesday to a ban the hand-held use of cell phones behind the wheel. The fate of the idea is now up to </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn. The issue had been debated before, but one opponent of the measure had a few new points to make.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rep. Jack Franks, </span>D-Marengo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, decided to recount a long story about a recent stop at a Wendy's. He ordered a Frosty.</span></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3391 at http://wuis.org Cell Phone Ban Headed to Governor