Texting While Driving
Illinois State Police surprised a lot of people on the Kennedy Expressway on Friday morning, as they conducted a distracted driving detail to catch people texting or talking on cell phones while they were behind the wheel.
The bold push to save lives gets right to the point in a new public service announcement.
Authorities say texting while driving is unsafe, irresponsible and its consequences can be devastating.
Drivers who text behind the wheel on the Kennedy Expressway could find themselves in hot water Monday.
AT&T has been pushing for people to pledge not to text while driving, and has posted a heart-wrenching documentary on its website. So far, more than 2 million people have taken the pledge.
Illinois State Police recently set out to determine whether texting while driving is as big a problem as they thought, and one officer said he was pretty surprised by what they found.
Kyle Greenfield of Manhattan was driving while distracted and struck a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign at Cedar and Delaney roads in New Lenox Township.
The family of a woman killed in a 2011 traffic accident is angry that the driver who caused the wreck got off relatively easy, even though he allegedly was using his phone at the time. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
A man was sentenced to seven years in prison for driving with his knees while texting, all while under the influence of marijuana and Freon, when he struck and killed a pedestrian in southwest suburban Tinley Park.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is once again taking applications for its Operation Teen Safe Driving program.
Texting while driving is illegal in Illinois. Now it will be banned in Wisconsin, too, when a new law takes effect.