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Posted on January 21, 2014 by

Officials Hope New Illinois Laws Will Decrease Amount Of Accidents

Starting January 1, 2014, some new laws went into effect in the State of Illinois, and officials are hoping that these new laws will cut down on the amount of accidents that are caused by people using their cell phones while they’re driving.

According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, some Illinois highways will have a 70 mph speed limit posted, and drivers will not be able to use their cell phones while they’re driving. In addition, the new laws indicate that if anyone tosses a cigarette butt out their window while they’re driving, they could be facing a fine of up to $1,500.

Cell phone use while driving, has long been a problem. As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we have seen many families lose loved ones because of an accident that occurred while someone was using a cell phone.

Distracted driving is a very serious offense, and with these new laws in place, we’re hopeful that people will take great care when they’re driving, and pull over if they need to use their cell phone. Even a few seconds on a cell phone can cause a horrific accident.

As we venture into the new year, if you or someone you know is injured in an accident, please call us, your St. Louis auto accident attorney. We will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.