SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Motorists in Illinois could soon be ticketed for using a cell phone while driving.
The Illinois House Thursday signed off on legislation that would ban the use of handheld wireless devices while operating a vehicle.
Under the proposal, drivers would still be able to use a cell phone if it is switched to a hands-free setting.
Drivers who are caught using their cell phones while driving could be fined anywhere from $75 to $150.
Because the citations are moving violations, a driver could also have their license suspended if they receive three moving violations in a year.
The state has already banned texting while driving and talking on cellphones while driving through school and construction zones.
This measure will now go to the Senate for consideration.
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