Illinois To Impose Tougher Penalty For Texting While Driving — Moving Violation Next July 2019

People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law. Starting July 1, 2019, drivers caught texting will be issued a moving violation that will go on their driving record.

Beginning July 1, 2019 drivers caught texting by police will be issued a moving violation that will be a strike against their driving record.

Any licensed drivers with three moving violations in a 12-month period may have their license suspended.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates at least 25 percent of crashes reported to police in the United States involve distracted driving.

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