News

Put Down That Phone!

Put Down That Phone!

Photo: Associated Press

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Pros, Cons of Municipal Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Governor's pension proposal studied

in Local

Commerce Secretary, Members of Congress Laud UI Labs

pritzbusthult

Hultgren, Bustos hope for statewide impact

in Local

Another Call to Override Heroin Veto

heroin

Drug treatment expert estimates $58M in savings

in Local

Illinois First State in the Nation to Lock Painkiller Bottles

med bottle lock

The one-year program will put the locks on painkillers that contain hydrocodone, also known as Vicodin or Norco.