Newsviews: Distracted Driving

Texting and driving. You've likely seen it, maybe even done it yourself though it's illegal here in Illinois.

But starting July first, drivers will face tougher penalties if they're caught.

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Texting and driving. You've likely seen it, maybe even done it yourself though it's illegal here in Illinois. Part 1.



Multiple offenses could cause drivers to lose their license.

Here to talk about these new penalties and the dangers of distracted driving are Lieutenant Colonel David Byrd of the Illinois State Police and Nick Jarmusz Director of Public Affairs with AAA.

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Texting and driving. You've likely seen it, maybe even done it yourself though it's illegal here in Illinois. Part 2.

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