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Put Down That Phone!

Put Down That Phone!

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If you look down at your phone, you could look up to see blue and red lights in your rearview mirror.

“There are a lot of different behaviors,” says Maj. Brad Carnduff of the Illinois State Police. “Troopers are looking for these every day to try to curb (distracted driving) from happening.”

It’s against the law to text and drive. It’s also against the law to talk on a cell phone — other than hands-free — while driving.

Carnduff says the motoring public should have faith in the state police and IDOT safety programs; as of last week, so far this year, 341 people lost their lives on Illinois highways. At this time last year, the number was 415.

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