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According to studies conducted by the National Safety Council, in both 2016 and 2017, automobile accident deaths in the United States reached 40,000 for the first time in almost a decade. So what is causing the increase in accidents and fatal injuries? 

Law enforcement officials throughout the country believe the increase in collisions is largely due to one major issue: cell phone use while driving

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Distracted drivers are a leading cause of car accidents in Illinois. Drivers pay more attention to their phones than they do the road. Illinois restricts cell phone use while driving, but allows for hands-free usage in many instances. But, are people still distracted when using a hands-free device?

Illinois’s Cell Phone Laws

Since 2014, Illinois has banned the use of all handheld devices while driving. It also has a specific ban on texting while driving. Illinois does generally allow for the use of hands-free devices such as speakerphones, bluetooth headsets, and voice activated devices.

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