Two new distracted driving laws on the books this new year.
1. No texting or emailing anywhere in Illinois
2. Must use a handsfree device in school and construction zones throughout Illinois.
These two new laws are designed to cut down on accidents from distracted driving.
I however expect to see a spike in police activity near 100 foot long construction zones. So be careful drivers both in where you use your phone and how you drive. Too many of these tickets and you could face a license suspension.
Here is an article from the Tribune on it.