New in 2020: Illinois driving laws every motorist needs to know taking effect January 1

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new year means new laws.

More than 250 new laws will go into effect on January 1st, and if you're a motorist, several of them will impact how you drive.

Chicago Attorney Patrick Salvi stopped by ABC7 to discuss the break down the new laws.

RELATED: New Laws 2020: Illinois laws that take effect January 1

Drivers in Illinois will no longer be able to watch streaming video while driving.

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, you'll pay more for reckless driving. The maximum penalty for hitting a construction worker increases to $25,000. The fine for illegally passing a school bus doubles on January 1. Drivers who violate Scott's Law may be fined up to $10,000.
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