Loading, Please Wait...
aA
Spanish Daily Journal
     August 21, 2018      #41-232 sdj 0
 
Texting while driving could lead to license suspension under new Illinois law

By Cole Lauterbach Illinois News Network

A new law in Illinois is enhancing the punishment for texting behind the wheel.

Starting in July 2019, drivers caught using cellphones while driving not only will get fined, but it will count as a moving violation that could lead to license suspension.

The new law, signed this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner, makes the first ticket for texting and driving a moving offense. That means it goes on the offender’s record and can lead to a suspension if they commit two other violations in the next year.

The $75 fine still would apply on the first ...

1 of 1
With a NEWSPAPER TICKET, you can finish this article plus gain access to a growing library of on-demand news and entertainment. CLICK HERE to buy a ticket, or CLICK HERE to sign-in the ticket you already have.