Illinois has outlawed the use of personal electronic devices while driving. But, existing penalties were apparently insufficient to combat the risk of auto accidents from drivers engaged in texting and driving. New laws were recently approved increasing the penalties for this form of distracted driving.
Semitrailer truck are common sights on the nation's highways. They provide an efficient means of moving freight, but they can also become a destructive hazard if their drivers lose control or fail to pay attention to traffic conditions. The recent failure of a semitrailer driver to reduce his speed caused a serious chain reaction car-truck accident in Southern Illinois.