If you look down at your phone, you could look up to see blue and red lights in your rear view mirror. “There are a lot of different behaviors,” says Maj. Brad Carnduff of the Illinois State Police. “Troopers are looking for these every day to try to curb (distracted driving) from happening.”


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It’s against the law to text and drive. It’s also against the law to talk on a phone – other than hands-free – while driving.

Carnduff says the motoring public should have faith in the state police and IDOT safety programs; so far this year, 387 people lost their lives on Illinois highways. At this time last year, the number was 464.

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