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Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood continued his campaign against distracted driving. He announced new rules that will prohibit commercial vehicle drivers from text messaging or using hand-held cell phones while driving.
On Jan 1, 2010 two new laws went into effect in Illinois. All Illinois drivers were prohibited from text messaging while driving, and drivers were also prohibited from using hand-held cell phones while driving in highway construction or school zones.
Secretary LaHood's action will take our campaign that passed the IL laws to the next level. With the new federal rules, commercial vehicle drivers in Illinois must also refrain from using hand-held cell phones outside of highway construction or school zones.
More than 1,000 crashes occur each year on Illinois roads because of distracted driving. Please support Active Transportation Alliance's efforts to end distracted driving and reduce crashes by 50% within twenty years. We will announce our 2010 legislative agenda soon and will need your support.
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