TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - - The Illinois House has approved a measure that would prohibit using cell phones while driving.
The 64-46 vote Friday moves the bill to the state Senate for consideration. The measure would force drivers to use hands-free devices or use speakerphone features for calls.
Police would be able to stop and ticket drivers holding a cell phone except during emergency situations. Chicago and 75 other Illinois communities already ban talking on phones and driving.
Opponents argue the bill is unfair to individuals with hearing problems and those who cannot afford high-tech phones.
Texting while driving is already illegal in Illinois.
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