New Illinois Traffic Laws That Went Into Effect in January, 2013

January 31, 2013

At the beginning of the year a number of new traffic laws went into effect in the state of Illinois, two of them regarding the use of cell phones while driving and a third regarding proper safety procedures following an accident that results in only damage to a vehicle (rather than occupants).
The first new law prohibits cell phone use in construction or maintenance speed zones regardless of the speed limit in those zones. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, motorists can operate a cell phone via voice-activation (including the use of a headset or cell phones used with single-button activation).