Talking on your cell phone could soon be on the list of illegal activity when you're behind the wheel. Illinois Drivers get three moving violations a year before their license is suspended. Drivers will only be allowed to push one button to make a phone call. That means they wouldn't be allowed to dial a full seven digit phone number.
Getting caught holding your phone while driving would count as a moving violation but State Representative Jim Durkin says the penalties may be too harsh.
Drivers could only talk on the phone if they have a hands-free device or if they're using speakerphone. State Representatives Dan Beiser of Alton and Dwight Kay of Glen Carbon voted against the bill. It passed the Illinois House 62-53 and now moves on to the Senate.