Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Chicago ups cell phone fee

The Tribune reported that Chicago unanimously voted to increase the fine for driving while using a hand-held cell phone from $75 to $100. In addition, the fee for using the phone while at the time of a crash will rise from $200 to $500.

This is good news, I supposed.

Better news would be banning all cell phone use –  hands free or otherwise – entirely. More important than your hands on the wheel is your mind on the road and on those near you.