bill designed to cut cell phone use by teens has been approved by the Illinois
by Sen. John Cullerton, D-Chicago, the bill, SB210, would prohibit any person
who has a driver’s permit or a graduated license from using a cell phone while
driving. The bill would allow use of the phones in emergencies, such as calling
police or an ambulance.
many similar bills, the measure does not make an exception for phones used in
conjunction with a “hands-free” device.
amended so that it applies only to drivers under age 18, the bill was approved
by the full Senate on a 38-19 vote April 14. It is now before the House
Transportation and Motor Vehicles Committee.