Illinois May Approve New Stronger Law Against Texting and Driving
If you tend to text and drive and think you'll just end up paying a fine if you get caught, think again.
Texting and driving is such a serious problem. One that most of us probably didn't even think about when we were learning to drive.
Not only did many of us not have cell phones when we learned to drive, but if we did it was hard enough to text while sitting quietly in a room alone, we would never think to do it while driving.
Fast forward to 2018.
Texting and driving is not that difficult to achieve, neither is searching Facebook, googling an address or checking your Fitbit stats while on the expressway.
But it's incredibly dangerous, according to MyStateline, texting and driving is six times more dangerous than driving intoxicated.
The Illinois legislature is working to change texting and driving violations to be moving violations, making them more serious than they currently are.
The law passed in the House and is not on its way to the Senate.
According to My Stateline, 'The penalty under the new bill would result in fines and court costs. A person convicted of three moving violations in a 12-month period can have their driver's license suspended.'