Cell phone ban could be coming for Illinois drivers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/WPSD) - The Illinois House has approved a measure that would prohibit using cell phones while driving.
"If you start down this path of a cell phone, then you can also say, 'Well, don't touch the radio'," said Bost. He said the debate went on the house floor for about an hour. Other opponents say the bill is unfair to individuals with hearing problems and those who cannot afford high-tech phones. D'Amico touted his measure as a public-safety matter.
"It would be hard for a sheriff's department like mine to prioritize cell phone use in cars," he said. "That would be a secondary enforcement for us."
The bill would still allow hands-free devices and calls in emergency situations. Texting while driving is already illegal in Illinois.