01/19/2012 08:35 am ET

Handheld Cellphone Driving Ban May Go Statewide In Illinois

It's illegal in Chicago, Evanston and Highland Park to operate a motor vehicle while using a handheld cell phone.

But if Illinois State Representative John D'Amico (15th-Chicago) has his way, it may be soon be illegal on all Illinois roads.

D'Amico introduced HB 3972 in the General Assembly early this month. This bill, if made law would compel motorists driving on any road or highway in Illinois to use a blue tooth headset or other type of hands free technology in order to use their phones while driving.

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