Texting, Emailing, Calling, and Driving

In January, a new law will further restrict Illinois motorists from using their phones while driving. We all know of the dangers of texting or emailing while driving. As such, the current law states that “A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a roadway while using an electronic communication device to compose, send, or read an electronic message.” However, the passage of Public Act 98-0506 January removes, the clause, “…to compose, send, or read an electronic message.” But what about the people who rely on their commute as a time to conduct important business? Check out this article for more information on what limitations the law will impose and what tips are available to motorists for communicating while driving safely.