Judge dismisses cell phone lawsuit

July 3, 2008 3:58:08 PM PDT
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Chicago's ban on driving while talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device.US District Judge Ruben Castillo ruled that the safety of the people on Chicago's streets is a rational justification for the ordinance.

The lawsuit was filed by a lawyer who wanted the city to drop outstanding tickets to violators and refund fines collected over the past three years.

Under the ordinance, anyone in Chicago caught driving and talking on the phone without a hands-free device faces a $75 fine.


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