Chicago drivers least likely to obey Illinois ban on hand-held cell use while driving

March 24, 2014 12:00:30 PM PDT
Chicago motorists are least likely to obey an Illinois law banning the use of hand-held cell phones when driving, according to a new study from the Illinois Department of Transportation, obtained by the Chicago Tribune.

About 12 percent of all Illinois drivers observed during the study were holding cell phones or other devices close to their ears.

In Chicago, the rate was approximately 18 percent, which means almost 1 out of 5 drivers in the city are violating the law.