Quinn to sign texting ban bill

Posted by on August 6, 2009 at 7:48 am.

Governor Pat Quinn is expected sign a bill into law Thursday that bans texting while driving.Illinois motorists caught texting, downloading ring tones or surfing the internet could be ticketed by police.

Drivers can text if they’re parked on the shoulder of a road or their vehicle is in park while stuck in traffic.

Illinois is the 14th state, along with the District of Columbia, to ban texting while driving.

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