Ill. Senate approves texting ban

May 19, 2009 Senators voted 45 to 6 in favor of making texting behind the wheel a traffic violation.

The bill's sponsor, Democratic Senator Martin Sandoval of Cicero, says the ban would save lives on Illinois roads.

The legislation was changed from a previous bill to allow texting if a car is on the side of the road and not moving.

The bill will now return to the Illinois House for approval of the change.

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