Texting While Driving

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Troopers Cracking Down On Distracted Drivers On The Kennedy

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.

08/01/2014

Texting While Driving

Feds Launch New PSA To Warn Teens Not To Text And Drive

The bold push to save lives gets right to the point in a new public service announcement.

04/03/2014

Photo Of Traffic On The Kennedy. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

State Police Issue More Than 100 Tickets For Texting While Driving

Authorities say texting while driving is unsafe, irresponsible and its consequences can be devastating.

09/30/2013

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Special Detail To Watch For Distracted Drivers On The Kennedy Monday

Drivers who text behind the wheel on the Kennedy Expressway could find themselves in hot water Monday.

09/29/2013

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State, AT&T Encourage Motorists To Pledge Not To Text While Driving

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.

09/19/2013

Texting While Driving

Officer: Results Of Texting While Driving Detail ‘Very Alarming’

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.

08/30/2013

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Texting Driver Causes Rollover Crash In New Lenox: Police

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.

10/11/2012

Patricia McNamara died in this McHenry County accident. (courtesy: Mark Dinos)

2 Investigators: Distracted Driver Gets Leniency After Fatal Wreck

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.

08/27/2012

Joseph Brynda (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Driver Gets 7 Years For Fatally Striking Pedestrian While Texting

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.

12/07/2011

Teen Driving

Applications Open For ‘Operation Teen Safe Driving’ Contest

The Illinois Department of Transportation is once again taking applications for its Operation Teen Safe Driving program.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2011

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Wisconsin Texting Ban Starts Wednesday

Texting while driving is illegal in Illinois. Now it will be banned in Wisconsin, too, when a new law takes effect.

11/30/2010