A new campaign called “Drop It And Drive” is warning drivers about a new law banning the use of cellphones while driving. The law prohibits drivers from talking on a handheld cell phone, and is an effort to reduce distractions while driving. Fines start at $75. Repeat offenders will have to pay $150 and could eventually have their license suspended.
Illinois Department of Transportation spokesman Jae Miller.
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There are also tougher penalties now for drivers texting or talking on their phone who cause an accident that ends up seriously injuring or killing someone.